Ewoud Sakkers


Ewoud Sakkers has been with the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission since 1997. During his first 3½ years in DG Competition he worked in the so-called Merger Task Force.

At the beginning of 2001 he shifted to cartel enforcement, currently as deputy Head of Unit within Directorate F (Cartels). Prior to joining DG Competition, he worked in the trade policy department of the European Commission, on anti-dumping and antisubsidy issues.

Before that, he was in-house legal counsel with KPN, the Dutch telecommunications company. After spending an initial year of (undergraduate) university education in the U.S., he obtained his law degree at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands in 1990. In 1991 he obtained an LLM degree in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.