Paul Verhoef has been working for the European Commission in various capacities for more than 10 years. Most recently he has been with the DG Information Society in Brussels. Here, he directs a team working with international policies in telecommunications, Internet, e-commerce, and the Information Society.
Paul Verhoef was the Head of Satellite Navigation System unit for the European Commission's Directorate-General for Energy and Transport. In that capacity he was involved in negotiating technical, economic, and legal parameters for various projects involving Satellite Navigation and GPS.
Verhoef also worked as Advisor to the Director-General and was a staff member in the private offices of Commissioner Martin Bangemann for the European Commission. His background and experience also include project management for the European Space Agency, engineering management for Eutelsat in France, and work with the International Telecommunication Union.
He received a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Eindhoven, which is located in the Netherlands.
Dutch is his first language, though he also speaks English, French, and German.