Werner Stengg, who joined the European institutions in 1996, was appointed Head of Unit in the Directorate General in charge of Communication Networks, Content and Technology (“DG CONNECT”) in September 2016. Responsible for “E-Commerce and Platforms”, he has mainly been in charge of managing the E-Commerce Directive, the Geoblocking Regulation and the proposed Regulation on business-to-platform relations.
Between 2006 and 2016, he held different head of unit positions across the European Commission, dealing with public interest services, online, gambling and postal services, and with the better regulation agenda. Prior to that, he was involved in mainstreaming policy evaluation across the Commission, in the negotiation of bilateral and multilateral textile trade agreements, and in the negotiations on regulatory files in the areas of aviation and maritime transport.
He earned his doctoral degree in economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.