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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
Brian Simpson
UK
European Parliament, Member of European Parliament (for 23 years) Hume Brophy, Senior consultant Jul 2014 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
Gary Titley
UK
General European Parliament, Member of European Parliament (for 20 years) Hume Brophy, Senior consultant Jan 2010 June 18th 2014
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
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
Harald Boerekamp
Netherlands
Development DG-ECHO (Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection), Administrator (contract agent) Interel European Affairs, Senior consultant May 2012 February 27th 2013
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)
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)
Karin Riis-Jørgensen
Denmark
Tobacco European Parliament, Member of European Parliament (for 15 years) Kreab Gavin Anderson, Senior advisor June 18th 2014
Mogens Peter Carl
Denmark
Environment DG Environment, Director-General Kreab Gavin Anderson (lobby consultancy), Senior Adviser Feb 2010 November 18th 2015
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)
Darren Ennis
Ireland
Foreign affairs European External Action Service, Media and Strategic Communications adviser to Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative of Foreign Affairs and Security MHP Communications, Brussels, Director Sep 2011 May 11th 2015
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
Marcus Lippold Energy/Climate DG Energy, Advisor – EU International energy relations MOL Group + Saudi Aramco, Various Aug 2013 April 26th 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)
David Carlander
Sweden
Food European Food Safety Authority, Scientific Officer working on guidance for assessing risk of nanotechnology in food Nanotechnology Industries Association, Director of Advocacy Sep 2011 February 27th 2013
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
Siim Kallas
Estonia
General European Commission, European commissioner for transport (previously transparency) Nortal, Consultant May 2015 October 28th 2015 (updated)
Emilie Turunen
Denmark
Finance European Parliament, Member of European parliament (for 5 years) Nykredit, Head of public affairs Sep 2014 May 11th 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
Tibor Kiss
Hungary
General Hungary Permanent Representation to the EU, Ambassador and Permanent Representative PA Europe, Senior Political Adviser Nov 2011 February 27th 2013
Thomas Lönngren
Sweden
Health/Medicines European Medicines Agency (for 10 years), Executive Director Pharma Executive Consulting Ltd + NDA Group, Strategic adviser Jan 2011 February 27th 2013
Michał Kamiński
Poland
General European Parliament, Member of European Parliament (for 8 years) Prism Group, Partner Oct 2014 May 11th 2015
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)
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Denmark
Security North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), Secretary General Rasmussen Global, Consultant 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
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
Xavier Luria
Spain
Health/Medicines European Medicines Agency, Head of Sector Safety and Efficacy of Medicines Self-employed. Consultant/ Freelance for: Trial Form Support, NDA Partners, Oryzon, Kinesys Consulting Ltd. Other activities for: Univerity California San Francisco, IESE Business School of the University of Navarra, ASINFARMA, Andorra Ministry of Health, Consultant Mar 2012 August 30th 2013
Vincenzo Salvatore
Italy
Health/Medicines European Medicines Agency, Head of Legal Service Sidley Austin LLP, Senior Counsel (European life sciences regulatory practice) Jun 2012 February 27th 2013
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
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)
Poppy Kalesi
Greece
Energy/Climate DG Energy, Programme manager Statoil, EU Regulatory Affairs Advisor (then Senior Consultant, Innovation Strategy) Sep 2010 November 18th 2015
Gayle Kimberley
Malta
Tobacco European Council, Lawyer Swedish Match, Lobbyist Nov 2011 January 15th 2015
Johan Gabrielsson
Sweden
Tobacco DG Enlargement, Project Manager - EU Policies Swedish Match, Public Affairs Director Oct 2011 December 3rd 2013
Martin Callanan
UK
Environment European Parliament, Member of European Parliament (for 15 years) Symphony Environmental Technologies, Consultant Nov 2014 November 18th 2015
Suzy Renckens
Belgium
Food European Food Safety Authority, Head of GMO unit (for 5 years) Syngenta, Regional Manager for Biotechnology Regulatory Affairs May 2008 December 3rd 2013
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)
Herman Van Rompuy
Belgium
Business/Industry European Council, President TomorrowLab Advisory Board + European Policy Centre, Chairman Jan 2015 November 18th 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)
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
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)

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