Stephen QUEST


Director-General of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission

Stephen Quest is the Director-General of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre as of 1 May 2020. Prior to this, he was the Director-General of the Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union and the Director-General for Informatics, driving the digital transformation of the European Commission.

His career spans more than 25 years in the European civil service, and has included work on the EU budget and social and environmental policy. As Director-General, he is particularly focused on modernising organisational culture and promoting innovation within the Commission, both as regards the use of technology and empowering and involving staff in decision-making.

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