Deputy Director General
European Commission, DG for Mobility and Transport, Belgium
Matthew Baldwin is Deputy Director General of DG MOVE at the European Commission, with responsibility for the transport “modes” – land (road and rail), waterborne (including ports policy) and aviation – and intermodality. He has held this post since July 2016.
He was previously Head of the Cabinet of Commissioner Jonathan Hill from 2014-16, who was responsible for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union. His work in the Commission has focused mainly on trade policy and transport policy. He was Director of Aviation and International Transport Policy from 2011-14, and as Director of Market Access in DG Trade from 2010-11. He served in President Barroso’s Cabinet from 2007-10, where he was responsible for issues relating to trade, energy, development and climate change, and he served as Deputy Head of Commissioner Lamy’s cabinet from 1999-2004 where he coordinated the trade policy portfolio overall with a particular focus on multilateral trade policy and EU-US trade relations.
Before joining the Commission, he worked for the British Government from 1989-1999 in a variety of posts in London, Brussels and Washington relating to trade, energy, competition policy and postal services.
He was born in 1963 in the UK and was educated at Oxford (where he received a BA Hons in Philosophy, Politics and Economics) and Harvard (where he was awarded a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government). He is married with two sons, and is a committed cyclist.