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Megan Richards

  • Senior Advisor
  • Brussels

Megan Richards has had a long career in public policy and international affairs. In the European Commission she has been Director of Energy Policy in DG Energy; Director of General Affairs, Director of Converged Networks and Services, Director Coordination, acting Deputy Director General, and Principal Adviser in DG CONNET; Director of Resource management in the Joint Research Centre. From 2013-2014 she was EU Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.

She joined the European Commission in 1991 initially working on programmes to support SMEs, research and innovation, including regulatory, legal, financial and contractual issues.

She has worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Africa, the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, the government of Canada, and private law firms.

She has bachelor of science, bachelor of laws, and master of public administration degrees.

Email - [email protected]
Telephone - +32 498 96 24 43

  • 2017-2019: Director General for Energy, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2013-2017: Principal Advisor (Fellowship at Harvard), Harvard University, Boston, USA

  • 2012-2013: Director, Digital Agenda for Europe

  • 2012-2012: Acting Deputy Director General responsible for Directorates A, B, C, R and S

  • 2011-2012: Director of Converged Networks and Services Responsible

  • 2009-2011: Director of General Affairs, Joint Research Centre (JRC)

  • 2006-2009: Director of Programme and Resource Management

  • 1993-2006: Head of Unit, Research DG (DG RTD)

  • 1991-1993: Auxiliary Staff

  • 1980-1989: Economist, Department of Finance, Ottawa, Canada

  • 1976-1978: United Nations Junior Professional Development Programme Officer (posted to Brazzaville, Congo)

  • 2014: EU Fellow, Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University, Boston, USA

  • 1988: LL.B., International Public and Private Law Concentration and Common Law Programme, University of Ottawa, Canada

  • 1980: Development and International Economics, Institut d'etudes Politiques, Paris, France

  • 1976: M.P.A, Economics, Policy and Political Analysis, Foreign Policy, International Organisations, Domestic and International Resource Management, University of Victoria, Canada

  • 1974: B.Sc. Major in Biology and Minor in Anthropology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

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