Sven Gentner

Head of Unit for Asset Management, European Commission
Sven Gentner is head of unit for asset management in the European Commission's directorate-general for financial stability, financial services and capital markets union. Sven joined the European Commission in 2004 and has served in various positions in its Brussels headquarters and abroad. From 2004-2006 he was responsible for the coordination of the EU-US Financial Markets Regulatory Dialogue, in 2006 he served as a member of the private office (cabinet) of Commissioner Charlie McCreevy, from 2007-2011 he was executive assistant to the director general of Directorate General Internal Market and Services with special responsibility for financial services. In 2011 he was seconded to the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa to advise the AUC on building an African internal market. From 2012 to 2013 he was head of unit for human resources and planning in DG Internal Market and Services. From 2013 to 2015, Sven was a counsellor in the Economic and Financial Affairs Section of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. He dealt with EU-US regulatory issues and TTIP negotiations in financial services. Sven started his professional career in the private sector where he worked for an insurance company. Sven holds masters degrees in economics from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, and the University of York, UK.