The European Commission appoints a new Director-General of DG RTD


Marc Lemaître will take up his new position as of 16 February 2023.

Since 2016, Marc Lemaître has been the Director-General of the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO). He played a key role in developing policies intended to reduce disparities across European regions. More recently, he also oversaw the formulation of several EU policies, such as the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative or React-EU, to spur the recovery of regions from the COVID-19 pandemic and support them in catering for the reception of refugees from Ukraine and in cushioning off the effects of high energy prices on vulnerable households and SMEs.

Previously, he was the Head of Cabinet for the Commissioner for Budget and Financial programming Janusz Lewandowski and for two Commissioners in charge of regional policy Pawel Samecki and Danuta Hübner. Before joining the Commission in 2007, he worked in the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the European Union.

Marc Lemaître will replace the current acting director of DG RTD Signe Ratso. More information can be found in the press release of the European Commission.