We are delighted to welcome Cecilio Madero Villarejo, Deputy Director General, Antitrust, DG COMP, discussing the future of antitrust.
Deputy Director General, Antitrust, DG COMP | European Commission
Cecilio Madero Villarejo’s experience with the Commission spans almost 30 years during which his career has been heavily focused on competition and single market policies and European integration. In May 2011, he was appointed Deputy Director General for Antitrust and Cartels of DG Competition. Since then, he supervises the work of DG COMP on this key part of its activity -Antitrust and Cartels. Prior to that, he was Acting Deputy Director General for Mergers and Antitrust from November 2010. In October 2006, he was appointed Director for Services, followed in August 2007 by his appointment as Director for Information, Communication and Media of DG Competition. Between 1999 and 2006, he was Head of Unit in charge of Information Industries, Internet and Consumer Electronics. In 1995, he was appointed Head of Division in charge of a State aid Unit supervising the textile, papers, chemical, pharmaceutical, electronic industry, mechanical engineering and other manufacturing sectors. As an official in charge of competition investigations, during the period 1985-1987, he was entrusted with the adjustment of State monopolies (oil, alcohol and tobacco) and regulatory and antitrust work related to the completion of the internal energy market (gas and electricity). Prior to joining DG Competition in 1987, he started his professional life at Banco Bilbao (BB) in Spain where he worked for 5 years. He studied law at the Complutense University in Madrid.