Commissioner for Internal Market, European Commission
Thierry Breton is Commissioner for Internal Market at the European Commission. He works on coordinating an EU approach to artificial intelligence, developing an EU strategy on data and countering fake news online whilst protecting freedom of expression and media pluralism. He has taught Leadership and corporate accountability at Harvard University and previously served as Minister for Economy, Finance and Industry in France (2005-2007). Thierry Breton has been CEO of multibillion IT service company Atos (2008-2019), France Telecom (2002-2005) and Thomson Multimedia (1997-2002). Prior to this, he served as Adviser to the French Ministry of Education and Research (1986-1988). He holds a degree in Computer Science Engineer from l’École supérieure d’électricité, commonly known as Supélec.