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New Director European Synergies and Innovation (ESI)

As of May 1st, Denis Roger will begin his role as Director, European Synergies and Innovation (ESI) of the European Defence Agency.

The ESI directorate acts as an interface between Ministries of Defence and wider EU policies. Denis Roger’s portfolio includes Innovative Research, Space, Horizon 2020, European Structural Funds and Market & Industry policies as well as Energy and Environment and Single European Sky-related issues.

Before joining EDA, Denis worked in the department of the French Prime Minister as the Deputy Head, International, Strategic and Technological Affairs, at the French General Secretariat for Defence and National Security. In this position, he was in charge of issues relating to export control, counter-proliferation and international crisis.

Throughout his career, Denis has held a range of international research and technology orientated positions. He has previously worked at the European Commission, for French Defence Technology and Procurement Agency, and as the French Defence Equipment Attaché in Australia.

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