New EC DG-TREN Director-General - Inside GNSS

New EC DG-TREN Director-General

Matthias Ruete has been named as director-general of the European Commission’s Directorate- General for Energy and Transport (EC DG-TREN), which has overall responsibility for implementation of the Galileo program on behalf of the European Union (EU). He replaces François Lamoreaux.


Matthias Ruete has been named as director-general of the European Commission’s Directorate- General for Energy and Transport (EC DG-TREN), which has overall responsibility for implementation of the Galileo program on behalf of the European Union (EU). He replaces François Lamoreaux.

Ruete is very familiar with the Galileo program, having served as director of DG-TREN’s international relations, trans-European transport and infrastructure networks directorate from 1998-2000, which oversaw development of Europe’s GNSS program during its middle years.

From 2001 to 2004 he was a director in the EC’s Directorate-General for Enlargement, involved with negotiations and preparations for nations entering or applying to become members of the EU.

Last year he was a director with the DG for Enterprise and Industry directorate responsible for coordination of competitiveness.

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