Peter advises on Technological Innovation, Digital Transformation and Cybersecurity at the European Commission’s financial services department. He has led work on the European Commission’s Fintech Action Plan and Digital Finance Strategy and Co-chaired the European Commission’s Fintech Taskforce. He is often referred to as the spiritual father of the recently agreed landmark EU Digital Operational Resilience Act (Dora) Regulation and the EU Markets in Crypto Assets (Mica) Regulation.
Peter has extensive experience and expertise in EU policy and regulation covering financial services, digitalisation, security, sanctions, consumer protection as well as health and food safety. Earlier in his career, Peter was Finance Counsellor at the EU Embassy in Washington DC. He has also been a member of the private offices of the commissioner for the internal market and services and the commissioner for health and consumer protection.
Before joining the European Commission, Peter advised major financial services companies on EU policy and regulatory affairs. He is a Dutch national and holds master degrees in European affairs and political science from the College of Europe in Bruges and the University of Leuven, Belgium.