Deputy RTD Director-General Strohmeier becomes DG of EU Publications Office
The European Commission (EC) has announced the appointment of Mr Rudolf Strohmeier as the new Director-General to the Publications Office of the European Union as of 1 May 2016. Mr Strohmeier, a German national, has been Deputy Director-General of the EC's Directorate General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) since 2010.
Mr Strohmeier has more than thirty years of experience of working in the European Commission. His previous assignments include heading the private office of Commissioner Viviane Reding, then in charge of Information Society and Media, for five years and serving as a Director in the Commission's Agriculture and Rural Development department (DG AGRI), before his position as Deputy Director-General of DG RTD. Mr Strohmeier also served as Adviser in the private office of former Commission President Romano Prodi, as Deputy Head of Agriculture Commissioner Franz Fischler's private office, and in the private office of Commissioner Peter Schmidhuber (budget, economic affairs).
The Publications Office is an inter-institutional body in charge of publishing the Official Journal of the European Union and other print and multimedia publications. The Management Board of the Publications Office gave its unanimous favourable opinion to this appointment.
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