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Pierre Loaëc takes over as head of the Marseille regional office of the European Commission

Written by Frédéric Dubessy on Thursday, May 5th 2022 à 10:15 | Read 442 times

Pierre Loaëc will take up his post in Marseille on 1 June 2022 (photo: European Commission)
Pierre Loaëc will take up his post in Marseille on 1 June 2022 (photo: European Commission)
FRANCE. On Tuesday 3 May 2022, the European Commission appointed Frenchman Pierre Loaëc to head the Commission's regional office in Marseille. The position was previously held by Valérie Drezet-Humez, head of the Commission's representation in France, based in the French capital. She had been in charge of the transition since August 2021 and the departure of Alain Dumort, who had been in post since June 2016 and who had joined the European Commission in Brussels as a senior expert advisor.

This regional office in the Phocaean city, the only one in France, is attached to the Paris delegation.

Pierre Loaëc will officially take up his post on 1 June 2022.

A graduate of Sciences Po in Public Affairs and ESSEC Business School (Paris) in Management, he began his career in January 2009 at Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (CA CIB) in Paris and then, in December 2010, became an advisor in the office of the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London.

A specialist in energy policy

Pierre Loaëc joined the European Commission in January 2014. He was successively in charge of files in the Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP) and then, for the last seven years, has worked in Brussels as a policy officer in the Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER). In this position, he followed France's energy policy, worked on various legislative dossiers and strategies of the Green Pact for Europe and contributed most recently to the REPowerEU plan.

The European Commission has representations in all the capitals of the 27 EU Member States as well as regional offices in Barcelona, Bonn, Milan, Munich, Wroclaw and Marseille.

The Heads of Representation are appointed by the President of the European Commission and act as her political representatives in the Member State to which they are posted.


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