Head of Unit ICT for Key Enabling Technologies and Digital Economy, DG Growth, European Commission
Michel CATINAT is a civil servant with the Commission of the European Union, having joined in 1986. Since the 1st of October 2010, Michel CATINAT is Head of Unit “Key Enabling Technologies and Digital Economy”, Directorate General for Growth. Amongst other duties, he is currently in charge of the European policy on “Digital transformation of industries and enterprises” and on “Key Enabling Technologies”.
Previously, Mr CATINAT was Head of Unit “Sustainable development, climate change and competitiveness” and has also been Head of Unit responsible for the Information Society and the Information Technologies. He has been involved in the definition and implementation of measures to support the emergence of the Information Society in Europe. He carried out the economic analysis of the European Single Market Policy.
Before joining the Commission, Mr CATINAT held a number of posts as economist in the French administration services in the Economic Planning Office (Prime Minister) and in the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs).