Dr. Alexander Italianer

Dr. Alexander Italianer

Senior International Policy Advisor*

Dr. Alexander Italianer, former Secretary-General and Director-General for Competition of the European Commission, provides strategic insight to clients on a range of global and European Union business issues including competition, international trade, foreign investment and regulatory affairs.

Dr. Italianer spent more than 30 years at the European Commission eventually rising to the position of Secretary-General under President Juncker. As Secretary-General, he provided policy advice on a wide range of issues to the President and his Vice-Presidents, organized the coordination of economic policies among EU Member States, promoted improved regulation, devised the structure for Brexit preparedness, and supervised preparations for the multiannual financial framework proposals through 2027. From 2010-2015, Dr. Italianer served as Director-General for Competition, handling key antitrust, merger, and state aid cases across all critical economic sectors.

During his distinguished career at the Commission, Dr. Italianer played a role in some of the most significant Commission initiatives, including negotiation of the Maastricht Treaty, the introduction of the euro, and was involved in relations with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

*Consultant

Perspectives

Antitrust, High-Tech and Digital Platforms: A View from Both Sides of the Atlantic
Arnold & Porter Webinar
A View on the EU in the Wider World: Global Law and Public Policy Update
Arnold & Porter Seminar

Credentials

Education
  • PhD, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, cum laude
Admissions
  • *Not admitted to the practice of law
Government & Military Service
  • Secretary-General, European Commission
  • Director-General for Competition, European Commission
  • Deputy Secretary-General, European Commission
  • Deputy Head, Private Office of European Commission President José Manuel Barroso
  • Private Office of European Commission President Jacques Santer
Languages
  • Dutch
  • French
  • English
Overview

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