Join us for a breakfast briefing with Henrik Hololei to discuss the general overview on transport. These will include:
- The fourth railway packages
- The four modes of transport
- Update on transport policy in Europe
This session will be followed by a session of question and answer
Deputy Secretary-General | European Commission
Henrik Hololei has been working at the European Commission since 2004, with his appointment as Deputy Secretary-General coming in November 2013. Before this he completed nine years as Head of Cabinet to Commissioner and Vice President Siim Kallas, both under his first mandate (2004-2010) of Administration, Audit and Anti-Fraud, and second (2010-2013) of Transport. Mr Hololei is qualified as an economist, completing his masters in Economics at Tallinn Technical University after having completed a degree at Aarhus University in Political Science and International Economy. He started his carer in 1993 at the Finnish Foreign Trade Association before moving to work for the Estonian Government in Tallin, where he held several positions between 1995 and 2003 including, Director of the Office of European Integration, Chief Government Counsellor of EU Affairs and Minister of the Economy between 2001 and 2002. In addition to his current role at the Secretariat-General of the European Commission, Mr Hololei is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Estonian School of Diplomacy; Member of the Board of the Institute of Social Sciences of Tallinn University and Member of the Advisory Council of the Baltic Development Forum. During his career he was been awarded with the Grand Cross of the Lion of Finland; the 3rd Class Order of the White Star by the President of Estonia; and the Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite by the President of France. In May of 2014, the Estonian European Movement named Mr Hololei the ‘European of the Year’.