Michel Servoz is a visiting senior fellow at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). He serves as senior advisor to the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. Prior to advising President Juncker, he served as Director-General for Employment in the European Commission from 2014 to 2018. Prior to joining DG Employment, he served as deputy secretary-general of the European Commission, where his portfolio included economic governance (the European Semester of economic coordination) and budget issues (the multi-annual financial framework of the European Union) from 2010 to 2014.
From 2005 to 2010, he served as director in charge of policy coordination in the Secretariat of the European Commission, and from 2001 to 2005, served as head of unit in the same directorate. Prior to his service in the secretariat-general of the European Commission, he served from 1991 to 2000 in different posts in DG TRADE, dealing in particular with WTO negotiations on services, transatlantic trade negotiations, and other bilateral negotiations on services. Prior to joining the European Commission, he served as a judge in France. Mr. Servoz received a master degree in Law from Lyon University and a master degree in international studies and political science.