Biography Alexander Italianer

1986: Ph.D. in economics (cum laude), University of Groningen

1980: M.A. in econometrics, University of Groningen
1979: Trainee at the OECD, Economics and Statistics Department

2010-date: Director General, DG Competition

2006-2010: Deputy Secretary General

2004-2005: Deputy Head of Cabinet of President José Manuel Barroso.

2004: Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Pavel Telička, associated to Commissioner Byrne

2002-2004: Director of DG « Economic and Financial Affairs », « International Economic and Financial Affairs

1999-2002: Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Günter Verheugen, responsible for Enlargement

1995-1999: Member of the Cabinet of President Jacques Santer

1985-1995: Administrator, adviser and then head of unit at DG Economic and Financial Affairs

1980-1985: Research associate at the Catholic University of Leuven, Economics faculty