Luc Pierre Devigne-joined the Directorate-General for Trade of the European Commission in 1996. Since then held different positions in: trade defense (1996-1999); aerospace issues (1999-2002); Executive Assistant to Director-General for Trade (2002-2005); Head of Unit Intellectual Property and Government Procurement, in charge of EU international negotiating teams in these two fields (2005-2010); Head of Unit Russia, CIS, Ukraine, Western Balkans, EFTA, EEA, Turkey and Central Asia (2010-2015); Head of Unit Market Access, Industry, Energy and Raw Materials (January 2016-May 2016). Prior to joining the Commission, was a banker in Corporate finance, M&A and conducted international negotiations in the US, Brazil, China and Japan. Holds an LL.M. and a specialisation in Economic law as well as a degree in financial analysis.