Director Prosperity-DG Research and Innovation, European Commission. Germany
Peter Dröll has been working in the European Commission for more than 20 years in positions including financial control of the Joint Research Centre, enforcement of EU environmental legislation, accession negotiations with Poland and coordination of the environment negotiations with all accession countries, Innovation Policy and European Research Area Policy. He was a Cabinet member of Enlargement Commissioner Günter Verheugen and Head of Cabinet of the Science and Research Commissioner Janez Potočnik.
Since 2010 he is at Directorate-General Research and Innovation where he was first responsible for Innovation then for Industrial Technologies and since June 2019 for the new Prosperity Directorate.
Before joining the European Commission in 1991, Peter worked as a lawyer in a German law firm. Peter is a lawyer by training with a doctorate degree in German constitutional law and European law.