Ewoud Sakkers is a lawyer by training and a senior official with the European Commission. After becoming in-house counsel at KPN NV, the Dutch telecoms and postal operator he moved to work for the European Commission in Brussels in 1994. He has occupied various (management) posts in the Commission, for the longest time in the area of competition policy. He now leads the Commission’s corporate department for ethics and compliance. He represented the European institutions as a visiting fellow for an academic year at Yale University (US) during 2012-‘13, lecturing on European affairs and carrying out research on market oversight mechanisms. He has several antitrust publications to his name, including the European Cartel Digest. He holds a certificate on compliance from the International Compliance Association (ICA) and has obtained a certification as Data Protection Officer (DPO) from Maastricht University.

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