UK Space Conference Speaker: Dr Paul Weissenberg
Day 1: Space Policy Session
Dr Paul Weissenberg
Deputy Director General
Dr Paul Weissenberg studied law at the Universities of Würzburg and Freiburg (Germany), followed by post-graduate studies in European law in Geneva (Switzerland) and by a PhD (Docteur en droit) in European law at the University of Geneva.
Dr Weissenberg started working for the European Commission in 1989 as Member of Cabinet of Dr Martin Bangemann, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Industrial Policy. In 1996 he was appointed Head of Cabinet of Dr Martin Bangemann.
From 2000 to 2005 he was Head of the Single Market Directorate responsible inter alia for automotive and pharmaceutical legislation. He was a Member of the Management Board of the European Medicines Agency (EMEA).
From 2005 to 2010 he was in charge of the Directorate for Aerospace, GMES (earth observation), Security and Defence and was appointed as the Coordinator for Aerospace, GMES, Security and Defence within DG Enterprise and Industry.
In 2011, he became responsible, as Deputy Director General, for the directorates and units in charge of the Galileo and GMES programmes, space, security, chemicals and raw materials.
Before joining the European Commission he worked in the Cabinet of the Minister of Economics of Germany. He started his career at the Ministry of Economics working in the department dealing with East-West economic relations and competition policy. Mr Weissenberg was also posted to the German Permanent Representation to the OCDE in Paris and to the Chambers of Commerce in La Paz and Toronto.
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