Žaneta Vegnere is Deputy Head of Cabinet to Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of An Economy that Works for People, and the EU Trade Commissioner. Her portfolio covers industrial policy, export controls, and China. She is also following investment and state aid policies.
During the previous Commission’s mandate (2014 – 2019), Žaneta was head of communication and policy advisor to Valdis Dombrovskis, then Vice-President of the European Commission for the Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services, and the Capital Markets Union. In her role, she was responsible for Dombrovskis’ public image and appearances, communication, and relations with European and international media, including during the 2015 Greek crisis.
Before this, Žaneta worked as an Adviser to Mr. Jaume Duch Guillot, Chief Spokesperson and Media Director of the European Parliament (2007 – 2014).