Since March 2021, Eric PETERS has been deputy head of the unit in charge of the preparation, negotiation, and implementation of the European digital policy strategy "the Digital Decade 2030" at the European Commission's Directorate General, having been special advisor to the Director General since January 2020. He is also in charge of coordinating the digital aspects of the European Commission President's "New European Bauhaus" initiative.
In August 2017, Eric Peters joined the cabinet of Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, as Expert Member in charge of platform regulation, culture, industrial policy, and communication, among other things.
In February 2015, Eric Peters joined DG CNECT in charge of Digital Single Market coordination, in the context of the preparation of the Digital Single Market (DSM) and its implementation.
Previously, since 2011, he was a member of the Bureau of European Policy Advisers to the President of the European Commission (BEPA), as advisor for international affairs and economic issues.
Prior to joining BEPA and since mid-2010, he was advisor to France's Permanent Representative to the institutions of the European Union on international issues and strategic partnerships.
In December 2007, he was appointed Deputy Cabinet Director to Peter Mandelson, European Commissioner for International Trade, and held the same position with Catherine Ashton, who succeeded him.
In May 2007, he was appointed Diplomatic Adviser to Christine Lagarde, Minister of Agriculture and then Minister of the Economy, Finance and Employment.
From 2001 to 2005, he worked as an administrator in the European Commission's Directorate-General for Trade on WTO negotiations, before becoming an advisor in the office of Christine Lagarde, Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade, on European and international issues in Paris.
From 1996 to 2001, he held various management positions at the Office national des forêts in Martinique and mainland France.
Born on January 25, 1970, Eric Peters studied at the École normale supérieure de Lyon and the École nationale du génie rural, des eaux et des forêts (ENGREF). He holds a master's degree in molecular and cellular biology. He is a general engineer in rural, water and forest engineering.