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RevolvingDoorWatch is a database of commissioners, MEPs and officials who have gone through the revolving door into lobby or industry jobs. Lobbyists who have taken jobs with the EU institutions are also featured. These cases raise big questions about whether the EU institutions are robust enough in recognising and acting upon the risk of conflicts of interest. Contact us if you have info about new cases or follow #revolvingdoors

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Name Policy area Former employersort descending New employer Date Last updated
Serge Abou
France
Business/Industry DG External Relations (now European External Action Service), EU Ambassador to China Huawei, Adviser Jul 2013 June 18th 2014
Ivan Rogers
Britain
Finance Barclays Capital, Head of the Public Sector Industry Group, UK and Ireland UK Government, UK Permanent Representative to the European Union (from Nov 2013); previously Prime Minister's Adviser on Europe and Global Issues (to Nov 2013) Oct 2011 June 18th 2014
Jean De Ruyt
Belgium
Trade Belgium Permanent Representation to the EU, Permanent Representative + Chair of the Committee of Perm Reps, 2010 Belgian Presidency of the Council Covington & Burling LLP, Senior European policy advisor Jan 2012 November 18th 2015
Mårten Westrup
Sweden
Energy/Climate BusinessEurope, Adviser - Industrial Affairs Committee (climate change) DG Energy, Energy policy & monitoring of electricity, gas, coal and oil markets Jun 2011 November 18th 2015
Eoin O'Malley
Ireland
Trade BusinessEurope, Senior adviser on international relations European Commission, DG Trade, Policy officer Jun 2010 November 18th 2015
Eddy Wymeersch
Belgium
Finance Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) , Chairman Non‐executive director and senior advisor , Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) Sep 2012 December 3rd 2013
Eline Post
Netherlands
Competition DG Competition, Case handler (since 2005) Avisa Partners, Senior consultant on competition Dec 2010 August 30th 2013
Jean-Philippe Monod de Froideville
Netherlands
Competition DG Competition, Personal adviser to Commissioner Neelie Kroes (for 2 years) Interel (lobby consultancy), Associate director for competition Nov 2009 August 30th 2013
Pablo Asbo
Argentina
Competition DG Competition (for 6 years), Case-handler Avisa Partners , Associate director on competition Mar 2011 July 29th 2015
Peter Faross
Germany
General DG Energy, Acting deputy director general UEAPME (Union Européenne de l’Artisanat et des Petites et Moyennes Entreprises) + Kaesler & Kollegen, Secretary-general + adviser Jan 2014 February 17th 2016 (updated)
Poppy Kalesi
Greece
Energy/Climate DG Energy, Programme manager Statoil, EU Regulatory Affairs Advisor (then Senior Consultant, Innovation Strategy) Sep 2010 November 18th 2015
Fanny-Pomme Langue
France
Energy/Climate DG Energy, Policy Officer European Biomass Association (AEBIOM), Policy Director Jan 2013 November 18th 2015
Marcus Lippold Energy/Climate DG Energy, Advisor – EU International energy relations MOL Group + Saudi Aramco, Various Aug 2013 April 26th 2016 (updated)
Johan Gabrielsson
Sweden
Tobacco DG Enlargement, Project Manager - EU Policies Swedish Match, Public Affairs Director Oct 2011 December 3rd 2013
Petra Erler
Germany
Business/Industry DG Enterprise, Head of Cabinet, Commissioner Verheugen (for 4 years) European Experience Company, Managing Director Apr 2010 August 30th 2013
Mårten Westrup
Sweden
Energy/Climate DG Enterprise (for 27 months), Policy officer and Legal officer BusinessEurope, Adviser - Industrial Affairs Committee (climate change) Oct 2010 November 18th 2015
Isabel Ortiz
Spain
Food DG Enterprise and Industry, Policy Officer, Food Industry Unit (for 3 years) FoodDrinkEurope (Confederation of Food and Drink Industries of the EU), Director of Consumer Information, Diet and Health Mar 2011 February 27th 2013
Mogens Peter Carl
Denmark
Environment DG Environment, Director-General Kreab Gavin Anderson (lobby consultancy), Senior Adviser Feb 2010 November 18th 2015
Bruno Dethomas
France
Foreign affairs DG External Relations (now European External Action Service), Head of Eastern Partnership Taskforce G+ Europe (lobby consultancy), Independent associate Mar 2011 February 27th 2013
John Bruton
Ireland
Foreign affairs DG External Relations (now European External Action Service), EU Ambassador to the US (for 5 years) Cabinet DN (lobby consultancy) + others, Senior adviser Dec 2010 August 30th 2013
Jörgen Holmquist
Sweden
Finance DG Internal Market and Services (MARKT), Director General DG MARKT Interel, “Senior advisory role” in financial services practice Oct 2012 June 18th 2014
Magnus Ovilius
Sweden
Security DG Justice, Freedom and Security, Head of Sector, Preparedness and Crisis Management Smiths Group, Senior Vice President Government Relations Dec 2008 June 18th 2014
John Richardson
Britain
Maritime affairs DG Maritime Affairs (for 35 years), Head of maritime policy taskforce Fipra (lobby consultancy), Special adviser - maritime policy and diplomacy Sep 2008 February 27th 2013
Derek Taylor
Britain
Energy/Climate DG Transport and Energy, Energy adviser Burson-Marsteller (lobby consultancy) + others, Adviser on energy issues Aug 2009 November 18th 2015
Luc Werring
Netherlands
Energy/Climate DG Transport and Energy (for 23 years), Principal adviser to the Director-General Hill & Knowlton (lobby consultancy), Senior adviser on transport, energy and environment Dec 2007 November 18th 2015
Harald Boerekamp
Netherlands
Development DG-ECHO (Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection), Administrator (contract agent) Interel European Affairs, Senior consultant May 2012 February 27th 2013
Nikos Lavranos
Netherlands
Trade Dutch ministry of economic affairs, agriculture & innovation, Senior policy advisor on trade European federation for investment law and arbitration (EFILA), Secretary-general Jul 2014 November 18th 2015
Edgar Meister
Germany
Finance DWS Investment (investment branch of Deutsche Bank), Member of the supervisory board European Central Bank, Member of the Administrative Board of Review Nov 2014 May 11th 2015
Jan Eric Frydman
Sweden
Trade Ekenberg & Andersson, Lawyer & partner DG Trade, Special adviser for trade policy and transatlantic affairs Mar 2015 July 5th 2017 (updated)
Christian Thimann
Germany
Finance European Central Bank, Counsellor to the President Group Head of Strategy & Public Affairs + member of AXA’s Executive Committee , AXA Jan 2014 June 18th 2014
Algirdas Šemeta
Lithuania
Business/Industry European Commission, Commissioner for taxation and customs union, audit and anti-fraud Ukraine's Anti-Corruption Initiative , Ukrainian Business Ombudsman Dec 2014 October 28th 2015 (new)
José Manuel Barroso
Portugal
General European Commission, President (for 10 years) Various including Goldman Sachs, European Business Summit + Bilderberg Conferences, Nov 2014 July 19th 2016 (updated)
Viviane Reding
Luxembourg
General European Commission, Commissioner for Justice Various, including Bertelsmann Foundation + Agfa-Gevaert, Member of board Nov 2014 October 28th 2015 (updated)
Siim Kallas
Estonia
General European Commission, European commissioner for transport (previously transparency) Nortal, Consultant May 2015 October 28th 2015 (updated)
Connie Hedegaard
Denmark
Energy/Climate European Commission, Commissioner for climate action 2010-2014 KR Foundation, Danfoss, Volkswagen + other roles, Various (some unpaid) Jan 2015 March 14th 2017 (updated)
Louis Michel
Belgium
Finance European Commission, Commissioner for development and humanitarian aid Credimo, Board member Jun 2010 August 29th 2014
Karel De Gucht
Belgium
Trade European Commission, European commissioner for trade Proximus, Merit Capital NV, CVC Partners, ArcelorMittal, Member of the management board May 5th 2016 (updated)
Benita Ferrero-Waldner
Austria
General European Commission, Commissioner for external relations and then trade Munich Re, Gamesa Corporación Technologica, Alpine Holding, Supervisory board member Feb 2010 October 11th 2016 (updated)
Neelie Kroes
Netherlands
General European Commission, Commissioner for the digital agenda Bank of America Merrill Lynch + Salesforce + Uber, Special adviser + board directorships Mar 2015 May 5th 2016 (updated)
Günter Verheugen
Germany
General European Commission, Commissioner for enterprise and industry European Experience Company + roles at RBS Germany, FleishmanHillard and others, Non-executive managing director (unpaid) and 50 per cent shareholder Apr 2010 June 18th 2014
Joe Borg
Malta
Maritime affairs European Commission, Commissioner for maritime affairs and fisheries Fipra, Special advisor Aug 2010 June 18th 2014
Meglena Kuneva
Bulgaria
Finance European Commission, Commissioner for consumer protection BNP Paribas, Non-executive member of the board May 2010 June 18th 2014
Maria Damanaki
Greece
Maritime affairs European Commission, Commissioner for maritime affairs and fisheries The Nature Conservancy, Global managing director for oceans Jan 2015 October 28th 2015 (updated)
Charlie McCreevy
Ireland
Finance European Commission, Commissioner for internal market and services Ryanair, BNY Mellon, Sentenial and others, Non-executive director Mar 2010 November 18th 2015
Janez Potočnik
Slovenia
Environment European Commission, Commissioner for the environment Forum for the future of agriculture + others, Chairman Dec 2014 October 28th 2015 (updated)
Joao Pacheco
Portugal
Agriculture European Commission, DG agriculture, Deputy director-general JSPacheco-International Consulting, Allen F. Johnson Associates, Farm Europe, Various Oct 2013 November 3rd 2015 (updated)
Hervé Jouanjean
France
General European commission, DG budget, Director-general Fidal, Of counsel May 2014 November 18th 2015
Per Hellström
Sweden
IT European commission, DG competition, Head of mergers for environment and energy Apple Benelux BV, Senior Director Government and Regulatory Affairs, Competition Law and Policy in the EMEIA region Feb 2014 November 2nd 2015 (updated)
Tobias McKenney IT European Commission, DG Internal Market, Policy advisor - copyright unit Google, European intellectual property manager Jun 2012 November 2nd 2015 (updated)
Herman Van Rompuy
Belgium
Business/Industry European Council, President TomorrowLab Advisory Board + European Policy Centre, Chairman Jan 2015 November 18th 2015

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