Eric Peters has been Deputy Head of Unit responsible for the implementation of telecoms regulations and in charge of the Digital Decade Task Force at DG Connect since March 2021. Before that, he was special adviser to the Director-General. In 2017, Eric joined the cabinet of Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, as an expert member and in 2015, he joined DG Connect in charge of Digital Single Market coordination. Previously, he was a member of the Bureau of European Policy Advisers of the President of the European Commission as an advisor on international affairs and economic matters. He was an adviser to France’s Permanent Representative for the EU institutions. He worked as an administrator in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade and then became an adviser in the office of Christine Lagarde, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, on European and international affairs. He holds a master’s degree in molecular and cellular biology. He is a chief engineer in rural water and forestry engineering.