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13 Apr 2016

Maive Rute appointed Deputy Director General of JRC

On 12 April 2016, the European Commission appointed Ms Maive Rute as Deputy Director-General of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Ms Rute, an Estonian national, joined the European Commission in 2005 to become Director for the Promotion of SMEs, Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship in DG Enterprise and Industry, bringing in her previous management experience from the Estonian public sector. Ms Rute also worked as Director for Biotechnologies, Food and Agriculture Research and as a Resource Director in DG Research and Innovation, a job she is currently holding.

Ms Rute graduated as an agricultural economist from the Estonian University of Life Sciences and holds an MBA from the Danube University Krems, Austria, and a Masters in international politics from CERIS, Belgium. She takes up her post on 16 April 2016.

The European Commission has also announced several other appointments to leading positions, among them the appointment of Mr. Patrick Child, a UK national, as Director-General of DG RTD.

For more information:

europe.eu - joint research centre

EC - press release

Photo: Ms. Maive Rute (by JRC)

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