Jakob W. Friis

Deputy Head of Cabinet for Commissioner Paulo Gentiloni, Commissioner for Economy at European Commission

Mr. Jakob Wegener Friis is Deputy Head of Cabinet for Commissioner Paulo GENTILONI, Commissioner for Economy. He is a former Head of Unit (2012-19) in the European Commission's Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN), where he was responsible for the coordination of economic surveillance. Previously, he was mission chief for the economic adjustment programme for Cyprus and responsible for the economic surveillance of Germany and Austria. He headed the Office of the Director General for DG ECFIN (2009-12). He held a position as Member of Cabinet for the European Commission (2007-09) and worked in DG ECFIN on the Strategy for Growth and Jobs and the Stability and Growth pact (2004-07). Before joining the European Commission he served as Financial Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU (2002-04) as well as Private Secretary to the Minister for Economic Affairs of Denmark (1999-2002). Mr. FRIIS is a Danish national.