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  • Mr Hubert Gambs
    Deputy Director-Genera
    DG GROW, European Commission


Academic qualifications
- 1987-1992: Law at the University of Innsbruck ("Magister der Rechtswissenschaften")
- 1989-90 and 1992-93: European and international law studies at the Universities of Paris II Panthéon-Assas and Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) (exchange programmes)
Professional experience in the European Institutions
- Since July 2020: Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW)
- September 2016 – June 2020: Director "Modernisation of the Single Market" (since January 2020 “Services in the Single Market and Digitalisation”), DG GROW
- November 2014 – August 2016: Director "Mediterranean and Black Sea", Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE)
- 2010 – 2014: Head of Cabinet of Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Regional Policy
- 2004 – 2010: Member of Cabinet of Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy (2004-09), Commissioner for Trade and European Neighbourhood Policy (2009-10)
- 2004: Member of Cabinet of Franz Fischler, Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries
- 1998 – 2004: Case handler, Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP)
- 1996 – 1998: Administrator, General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union
Professional experience before joining the European Institutions
- 1994 – 1996: Case handler, Office for Public Procurement Control (Bundesvergabeamt), Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs, Vienna
Other activities
- 1988 – 1994: Member of “The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA)”