Brussels Forum Session: The Future of Transatlantic Economic Competitiveness

Ann Mettler has more than two decades of experience in high-level public policy and strategy, operating at the intersection of technology, innovation, foresight, and entrepreneurship. 

At Breakthrough Energy, Mettler works with European partners to accelerate clean tech innovation in pursuit of climate neutrality and a net-zero emissions future. Previously, she served as director-general at the European Commission, where she ran the internal strategy department reporting directly to the President. An entrepreneur at heart, Mettler set up her own think tank, which she ran for more than a decade. Her career began at the World Economic Forum, where she led the Europe department.  

Mettler has lived and worked in Germany, Greece, the United States, Switzerland, and Belgium. She holds MA degrees in political science and European law and economics, and graduated with distinction from the University of New Mexico, USA, and the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn, Germany.