In conjunction with the European agenda for the collaborative economy presented by the European Commission in June, we are delighted to welcome Kristian Hedberg, Deputy Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Bieńkowska. The agenda offers guidance aimed at supporting consumers, businesses and public authorities to engage confidently in the collaborative economy.
Mr. Hedberg will provide a short keynote speech which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.
Deputy Head of Commissioner Bieńkowska's Cabinet | European Commission
A Finnish national, Kristian Hedberg has been the Deputy Head of Commissioner Bieńkowska's Cabinet dealing with Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs since November 2014. Before that, he was Head of Unit dealing with Land Transport Policy in the Commission’s Directorate General for Mobility and Transport and in 2009 he was Head of Unit in DG Enlargement responsible for relations with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. In 2007, he became the Deputy Head of the Cabinet of Commissioner Kuneva (Consumer policy). Mr Hedberg pursued his career as a Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Liikanen (Enterprise policy and Information society) and later of the Cabinet of Commissioner Rehn (Enlargement policy). He joined the European Commission as a desk officer in DG Competition in 1996 and later worked in DG Enlargement. Kristian Hedberg holds an MBA/Economics degree from the Turku School of Economics in Turku, Finland and a post-graduate diploma from the School of International Relations of the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.