Martin Selmayr (1970, Bonn) is a lawyer, who currently heads the Representation on the European Commission to Austria. Prior to assuming his post in Vienna, on 1 November 2019, Selmayr developed his career in Brussels. He was Secretary-General of the European Commission from 2018 to 2019 and Chief of Staff to the Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker from 2014 to 2018.
He joined the European Commission in 2004, and served in a variety of roles, firstly as Commission Spokesperson for Information Society and Media, before becoming Head of Cabinet to the Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, Viviane Reding. He was appointed by the Commission as a Principal Adviser to the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, and as a Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Selmayr’s additional professional experience encompasses teaching, working for the Bertelsmann AG and serving as an advisor to the International Monetary Fund.
Martin Selmayr studied law at the University of Geneva and obtained his doctorate at the University of Passau. He has a Diploma in UK Jurisprudence (King’s College, London) and a Diploma in the US Law, University of California (Davies and Berkley).
Link to the full CV (German)