• June 3-6, 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, California


Laurent Muschel

Laurent Muschel

Acting Director General
European Commission, Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA)
From September 2018 to February 2023, Laurent Muschel was the Director for Internal Security in the Directorate-General for Home Affairs, European Commission. His Directorate dealt with police cooperation (including Europol), counterterrorism, drugs, organised crime and cybercrime. He was also the Counterterrorism Coordinator for the European Commission. From September 2013 to August 2018, he was the Director for Migration and Protection, dealing with the management of the migration crisis, borders and the governance of the Schengen area. Previously, he has been Deputy Head of Cabinet to Ms. Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner for Home Affairs and before of Mr. Jacques Barrot, Vice-President of the European Commission for Justice, Freedom and Security. He started his career as policy officer in DG Transport where he dealt with the European aviation market, he then became Assistant to the Director General for Energy and Transport and afterwards Head of Unit for “International energy relations”. He joined the European Commission in 1994 after studying Political sciences at Sciences-Po Paris, philosophy at the Sorbonne and corporate finance in a French business school (ESCP-Europe). He is married and has three children.
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