Mrs. Ditte Juul Jørgensen took up the position of Director General of DG ENERGY on 1 August 2019. She joined DG ENER from a position as Head of Cabinet of Competition Commissioner Vestager, which she held from 1 November 2014 until 31 July 2019. Ditte Juul Jørgensen has 27 years of experience in the European Commission. Before being Head of Cabinet she was Director for WTO, Legal Affairs and Trade in Goods in the Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade, where she managed the EU policy and negotiations in the World Trade Organization, legal issues and the EU’s involvement in WTO dispute settlement as well as the EU policy on trade in goods.
Prior to her appointment to Director, she was Head of Unit for dispute settlement and legal issues and Acting Director. She has also been Head of Unit for Trade and Sustainable Development and Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary Issues, and responsible for EU bilateral trade relations. Her previous experience includes a posting as Head of the Economic Section of the EU Delegation to the United Nations in New York, as well as work at the European Court of Justice and at the European Commission Directorate-General for Competition. Mrs. Ditte Juul Jørgensen is a graduate in law of the College of Europe, Bruges, and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She is married and has three children.