François Wakenhut is Head of the Clean Air Unit in the Directorate-General for the environment of the European Commission since mid-2016. In the same Directorate-General, he was previously Head of the Resource Efficiency & Economic Analysis Unit (2015-2016), Biodiversity Unit (2009-2015) and Head of Unit for International Relations, Governance & Development (2008-2009). He has also served as Assistant to the Director-General of the Directorate-General for the Environment (2007-2008); Political Coordinator for the Marine Environment/Water in Water & Marine Unit of the Directorate-General for the Environment (2004-2007); Administrator in charge of Environmental Integration within the Sustainable Development & Economic Analysis Unit of the Directorate-General for the Environment (2001-2004); and Administrator within the team of the Director-General (2000-2001). François Wakenhut studied at the Institute of Political Studies in Strasbourg, Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and at the College of Europe in Bruges.
Head of Unit ENV C3 - Clean Air