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Head of Unit DG GROW– Market surveillance, European Commission
Since March 2021, Matthias Schmidt-Gerdts has been in charge of market surveillance in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. Previously, he was involved in a range of policies covering goods and services, space and defence as well as company law and corporate governance, strategic planning and coordination in various functions in the Commission. Before joining the Commission, he worked for German industry associations (2002-2009). Matthias is a fully qualified lawyer with degrees from King’s College London and Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne. He is married and has a eight-year old son.