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Jörgen Gren
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Advisor to VP Andrus Ansip, European Commission

Jörgen Gren, a Swedish national, is currently a member of the cabinet of Andrus Ansip, Vice-president of the European Commission and responsible for the Digital Single Market.
 
He recently worked in DG INFSO/CONNECT, as head of unit dealing with Digital Agenda for Europe Coordination and Digital Single Market Policy.
 
Jörgen Gren served as head of the press/media unit (press counsellor) for the 2009 Swedish presidency. Directly prior to the Swedish presidency, he was a member of the cabinet of Ms Hübner, Polish commissioner for regional policy.
 
His career in the Commission started in 1996 and he has held administrator posts in DG TREN (air transport regulation) and DG REGIO (Evaluation officer, responsible for structural policy operations in France, Estonia, Ireland and parts of Finland).
 
Jörgen started his career in the private sector working as a systems programmer for IBM in Sweden and, later, as head of European Affairs in Kreab-Gavin Anderson, an international consultancy based in Brussels.
 
He was educated in France (MA, institut d'études politiques) and in the UK at Queens' college, Cambridge (M.Phil, PhD). 

Fireside Debate: Left Behind or Leading Ahead? Who is winning and who is losing in the Digital Race?
Mon. November 21st 2016
2:15PM - 3:30PM
Nordic Forum Sirius
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