European Commission Director General for Research & Innovation

A French national who since November 2015 has served as one of the three Deputy Secretaries-General of the Juncker Commission. With 24 years of experience in the European Commission, Mr Paquet has helped shaping the European Commission’s proposals for deepening the Economic and Monetary Union and for an Industrial Policy Strategy. Mr Paquet leads DG R&I in charge of Horizon Europe since 2018.