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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 employer Date Last 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)
Sharon Bowles
UK
Finance European Parliament, Member of European Parliament (for 9 years) London Stock Exchange Group plc + Prime Collateralised Securities initiative (PCS) + Afore Consulting, Non-executive director + Senior Strategic Counsel Aug 2014 January 31st 2017 (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)
Arlene McCarthy
UK
General European parliament, Member of European parliament (for 20 years) Sovereign Strategy, Deputy chair for European strategy Jul 2014 August 1st 2016 (updated)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Marcus Lippold Energy/Climate DG Energy, Advisor – EU International energy relations MOL Group + Saudi Aramco, Various Aug 2013 April 26th 2016 (updated)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Carl Haglund
Finland
European Parliament + Finnish government, Member of European Parliament (for 3 years) + defence minister Miltton group, Board member Sep 2015 November 18th 2015
Olle Schmidt
Sweden
Finance European Parliament, Member of European Parliament (for 13 years) Hume Brophy, Senior consultant Apr 2015 November 18th 2015
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
Herman Van Rompuy
Belgium
Business/Industry European Council, President TomorrowLab Advisory Board + European Policy Centre, Chairman Jan 2015 November 18th 2015
George Lyon
UK
Agriculture European Parliament, Member of European Parliament (for 5 years) Hume Brophy, Agri-business senior consultant Jan 2015 November 18th 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
Silvana Koch-Mehrin
Germany
Trade European Parliament, Member of European Parliament (for 10 years) gplus Europe, Senior policy adviser Nov 2014 November 18th 2015
Martin Callanan
UK
Environment European Parliament, Member of European Parliament (for 15 years) Symphony Environmental Technologies, Consultant Nov 2014 November 18th 2015
Graham Watson
UK
General European Parliament, Member of European Parliament (for 20 years) Bagehot Ltd, Founder and managing director Oct 2014 November 18th 2015
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Denmark
Security North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), Secretary General Rasmussen Global, Consultant Oct 2014 November 18th 2015
Holger Krahmer
Germany
General European Parliament, Member of European Parliament (for 10 years) Opel Group, Director European affairs public policy and government relations Oct 2014 November 18th 2015
Fiona Hall
UK
Energy/Climate European parliament, Member of European parliament (for 10 years) Rockwool International A/S (Hall's major consultancy client), Senior policy advisor to its energy efficiency team Sep 2014 November 18th 2015
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
Brian Simpson
UK
European Parliament, Member of European Parliament (for 23 years) Hume Brophy, Senior consultant Jul 2014 November 18th 2015
Hervé Jouanjean
France
General European commission, DG budget, Director-general Fidal, Of counsel May 2014 November 18th 2015
Fanny-Pomme Langue
France
Energy/Climate DG Energy, Policy Officer European Biomass Association (AEBIOM), Policy Director Jan 2013 November 18th 2015
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
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
Poppy Kalesi
Greece
Energy/Climate DG Energy, Programme manager Statoil, EU Regulatory Affairs Advisor (then Senior Consultant, Innovation Strategy) Sep 2010 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
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
Mogens Peter Carl
Denmark
Environment DG Environment, Director-General Kreab Gavin Anderson (lobby consultancy), Senior Adviser Feb 2010 November 18th 2015
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
Marcus Lippold
not known
Energy/Climate ExxonMobil, Various since 1992 DG Energy, International relations officer Oct 2008 November 18th 2015 (updated)
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
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)
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)
Siim Kallas
Estonia
General European Commission, European commissioner for transport (previously transparency) Nortal, Consultant May 2015 October 28th 2015 (updated)
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)
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)
Janez Potočnik
Slovenia
Environment European Commission, Commissioner for the environment Forum for the future of agriculture + others, Chairman Dec 2014 October 28th 2015 (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)
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

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