In March Mrs Schwimann became the new Deputy Director-General of DG GROW and is now responsible for the directorates E,G and H that work on the Single Market. As the Single Market is vital for the prosperity of business we are delighted to provide you with the opportunity to hear Mrs Schwimann discuss DG GROW’s priorities for its development.
After providing a short key note speech Ms Schwimann will take part in a moderated Q&A session.
Deputy Director-General, DG GROW | European Commission
Since March 2016, Ms Irmfried Schwimann is Deputy Director General in the European Commission's Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. She is responsible for the Modernisation of the Single Market, the Single Market for Public Administration and the COSME Programme. Previously Ms Schwimann was Director in the European Commission's Directorate General for Competition; she is responsible for antitrust, merger and state aid control in the financial services sector. Beforehand, Mrs Schwimann was head of DG Competition's financial services antitrust unit (2006-2008) and head of DG Internal Market's Financial Services Policy unit (2003- 2006). Mrs Schwimann also worked on retail financial services and payment issues within DG Markt (1999-2002) and was a member of Commissioner Bolkestein's Cabinet (2002-2003). Mrs Schwimann studied law at the University of Linz/Austria as well as political science at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris. Before joining the Commission Mrs Schwimann worked for the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1984-1989) as well as for an Austrian Insurance group (1989-1999).