Hervé Jouanjean is a former senior European civil servant. From 1993 to 1995, he was Deputy Permanent Representative to the WTO and the United Nations at the EU delegation. He then became Director of DG Trade at the European Commission from 1996 to 2007, then Deputy Director General (2003-2007) and Deputy Secretary General of the European Commission (2007-2009), before taking over as Head of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Budget. Since 2014, he has been a senior advisor at Fidal, France’s largest corporate law firm.