Pierre Chastanet

Head of Unit of “Microelectronics and Photonics Industry” Unit, DG CNECT
EU Commission


Pierre Chastanet is Head of the Unit for Microelectronics and Photonics Industry at the European Commission, where he manages the development of European semiconductor policy and the implementation of the European Chips Act.

Mr. Chastanet has been working for over 17 years in the European Commission, supervising different digital policies in the areas of cloud, data flows, software, cybersecurity, privacy, green ICT, and telecom innovation.

Prior to that, Mr. Chastanet gained more than 10 years of ICT experience, mostly in various IT management positions in a large multinational company.

He graduated from Telecom ParisTech, the Free University of Brussels, and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also earned a Leadership Executive Certificate from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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