Valentina Superti

Direttrice DG Grow - Commissione Europea

Currently Director – Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Ecosystems II: Tourism & proximity.
Nationality: Italian, Born 4 November 1964, in Milan.

Valentina Superti graduated in Law at the Catholic University in Milan, Italy, in 1988. She took a Master in EU Law at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, in 1989.

She worked as a trainee lawyer in Milan in 1988, and in the Legal department of Montedison, Milan, in 1989.

From 1990 to 2001, Valentina worked as a competition lawyer in the Competition Department of the European Commission. Her responsibilities included handling of cases in Anti-Trust matters, then Mergers and Acquisitions, finally State Aids.

She joined the Legal Service of the European Commission in 2001, Competition Team. She was Agent for the European Commission in competition cases before the European Courts, and amongst other things dealt with the First Merger Review.

In 2002 Valentina joined the private office of Vice-President Neil Kinnock. Her responsibilities included, among others, the Revision of the Financial Perspectives, discipline and reporting of wrong-doing.

In 2004, she was appointed Head of Unit in the Administration Department of the European Commission. She was in charge of enquiries, disciplinary cases and policy on ethics.

From 2008 to 2010 she was Head of Unit for Senior Staff Human Resources Policy and Recruitment.

As from 2011 till 2014, Valentina was member, then Advisor, and since 2012 Deputy Head of Cabinet of Vice-President Antonio Tajani, in charge of Industry, SMEs, Galileo and Copernicus. She coordinated industry-related work including SMEs and was particularly in charge of the automotive sector.

On 1 July 2014, Valentina was appointed Director of the Enterprise and Industry Directorate General, Single Market for Goods, and, on 1 June 2015 till 15 March 2021, Resources Director in the same Directorate-General (now Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs).