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Anne HOUTMAN Director of "Internal Market and Sustainability", Directorate General for Energy and Transport, European Commission, Brussels

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Graduate degree in Mathematics, University of Louvain, Belgium Ph.D. in Statistics, Princeton University, New Jersey After teaching statistics at New York Polytechnic Institute and heading the Statistical Research Department of Nielsen Marketing, Belgium, she has held various positions in the European Commission since 1985, dealing with employment statistics, State aid for research and development and economic studies in competition policy until she became Head of Unit "State Aid Policy" in Directorate general for Competition in 1996. From September 1999 until November 2004 she was Deputy Head of Cabinet of President Romano Prodi. She was previously Director of "Horizontal policy development" in Directorate General Internal Market and Services of the European Commission.