Thierry Breton has been the European Commissioner for the Internal Market since 2019. He is responsible for industry, digital, defense, and space, as well as tourism, services, and audiovisual.
From 2009 to 2019, Mr. Breton was CEO of a major European digital technology company, chairing in parallel the French National Research and Technology Association. From 2008 to 2009, he taught governance in Boston, USA, at Harvard Business School. In 2005, he was appointed Minister for Economic Affairs, Finance, and Industry of France, a post which he held until 2007.
Prior to this, Mr. Breton ran a number of large companies in the IT and telco sectors. An engineer in computer science, Thierry Breton began his career as a tech entrepreneur.