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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 employer New employersort descending Date Last updated
Corien Wortmann-Kool
Netherlands
Finance European parliament, Member of European parliament (for 10 years) Aegon NV + ABP, Supervisory board member May 2014 July 6th 2016 (updated)
Peter Skinner
UK
Finance European Parliament, Member of European Parliament (for 20 years) Allianz SE, Senior Advisor on EU/International relations. May 11th 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)
Pablo Asbo
Argentina
Competition DG Competition (for 6 years), Case-handler Avisa Partners , Associate director on competition Mar 2011 July 29th 2015
Eline Post
Netherlands
Competition DG Competition, Case handler (since 2005) Avisa Partners, Senior consultant on competition Dec 2010 August 30th 2013
Graham Watson
UK
General European Parliament, Member of European Parliament (for 20 years) Bagehot Ltd, Founder and managing director Oct 2014 November 18th 2015
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)
Meglena Kuneva
Bulgaria
Finance European Commission, Commissioner for consumer protection BNP Paribas, Non-executive member of the board May 2010 June 18th 2014
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
David Harley
Britain
General European Parliament (since 1975), Deputy Secretary-General and Director-General of the Presidency Burson-Marsteller Brussels, Senior Adviser and now co-Chairman Apr 2010 February 27th 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
John Purvis
UK
Finance European Parliament, Member of European Parliament (for 15 years) cabinet DN, Senior advisor and chairman of Financial Future June 18th 2014
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
Chris Davies
UK
Energy/Climate European Parliament, Member of the European Parliament (for 15 years) Chris Davies Ltd, Director Dec 2014 November 24th 2015 (new)
Michel Petite
France
Tobacco Legal Service - European Commission, Director-General (for 6 years) Clifford Chance, Of Counsel Jan 2008 June 18th 2014
Erika Mann
Germany
IT European Parliament, Member of European Parliament (for 10 years) Computer and Communications Industry Association, and now Facebook, Executive Vice President Dec 2009 February 8th 2016 (updated)
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
Louis Michel
Belgium
Finance European Commission, Commissioner for development and humanitarian aid Credimo, Board member Jun 2010 August 29th 2014
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
Marcus Lippold
not known
Energy/Climate ExxonMobil, Various since 1992 DG Energy, International relations officer Oct 2008 November 18th 2015 (updated)
Jan Eric Frydman
Sweden
Trade Ekenberg & Andersson (current), Lawyer & partner (current) DG Trade, Special adviser for trade policy and transatlantic affairs Mar 2015 November 18th 2015
Fanny-Pomme Langue
France
Energy/Climate DG Energy, Policy Officer European Biomass Association (AEBIOM), Policy Director Jan 2013 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
Ann Mettler
German-Swedish
General The Lisbon Council + Global Agenda Council, Executive director + Vice-Chair European Commission, Head of the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) Dec 2014 November 18th 2015
Aleksandra Tomczak
Poland
Energy/Climate World Coal Association, European specialist + Policy manager European Commission, DG Energy, Policy coordinator EU Coal Feb 2015 April 26th 2016 (updated)
Eoin O'Malley
Ireland
Trade BusinessEurope, Senior adviser on international relations European Commission, DG Trade, Policy officer Jun 2010 November 18th 2015
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
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
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
Elizabeth Kuiper
Netherlands
Health/Medicines Permanent representation to the Netherlands, Attaché on health, pharmaceuticals and medical devices European federation of pharmaceutical industries and associations (EFPIA) , Director of European affairs May 2014 January 15th 2015
Barbara Gallani Food Food and Drink Federation, Director Policy and Sustainability and Chief Scientist European Food Safety Authority, Head of the Communications and External Relations Department May 2016 April 29th 2016 (new)
Laura Smillie
not known
Food European Food Information Council (for 5 years), Communications manager European Food Safety Authority, Communications directorate May 2010 June 3rd 2014
Stefano Marino
Italy
Health/Medicines Sigma-Tau, Director of corporate legal and intellectual property European medicines agency,  Head of legal department Jun 2013 January 15th 2015
Piia-Noora Kauppi
Finland
Finance European Parliament, Member of European Parliament (for 9 years) Federation of Finnish Financial Services (+ now Chair of European Banking Federation), Managing director Jan 2009 June 18th 2014
Hervé Jouanjean
France
General European commission, DG budget, Director-general Fidal, Of counsel May 2014 November 18th 2015
Joe Borg
Malta
Maritime affairs European Commission, Commissioner for maritime affairs and fisheries Fipra, Special advisor Aug 2010 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
Martin Bresson
Denmark
Finance Permanent Representation of Denmark, Counsellor on financial services during the Danish Presidency of the EU Fleishman-Hillard, Senior Policy Adviser to the financial services practice Sep 2012 December 3rd 2013
Matt Hinde
UK
Energy/Climate UK government's Department of Energy and Climate Change, Head of EU Strategy FleishmanHillard, Senior Vice-President and Head of its energy practice Oct 2015 November 19th 2015 (new)
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
Janez Potočnik
Slovenia
Environment European Commission, Commissioner for the environment Forum for the future of agriculture + others, Chairman Dec 2014 October 28th 2015 (updated)
Glyn Ford
UK
Foreign affairs European Parliament, Member of European Parliament (for 25 years) G+ and Polint Ltd, Senior Adviser Jul 2009 June 18th 2014
Parvez Khan
Britain
Finance UK Permanent Representation in Brussels (for 2 years), Financial attaché (on loan from UK Financial Services Authority where he worked for 5 years) G+ Europe (lobby consultancy), Associate Sep 2011 July 29th 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
Tobias McKenney IT European Commission, DG Internal Market, Policy advisor - copyright unit Google, European intellectual property manager Jun 2012 November 2nd 2015 (updated)
Silvana Koch-Mehrin
Germany
Trade European Parliament, Member of European Parliament (for 10 years) gplus Europe, Senior policy adviser Nov 2014 November 18th 2015
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
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
Serge Abou
France
Business/Industry DG External Relations (now European External Action Service), EU Ambassador to China Huawei, Adviser Jul 2013 June 18th 2014
George Lyon
UK
Agriculture European Parliament, Member of European Parliament (for 5 years) Hume Brophy, Agri-business senior consultant Jan 2015 November 18th 2015

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