Dr Peter Dröll is in charge of Industrial technologies in the European Commission's Research and Innovation Department. In this capacity, he oversees the optimal integration of Research and Innovation in the design and implementation of relevant EU policies that contribute to Europe's industrial and technological leadership. His previous positions in the European Commission include financial control of the Joint Research Centre, enforcement of EU environmental legislation, accession negotiations with Poland and coordination of the environment negotiations with all accession countries, Innovation Policy and European Research Area Policy. He was a Cabinet member of Enlargement Commissioner Günter Verheugen and Head of Cabinet of the Science and Research Commissioner Janez Potočnik. Peter is a lawyer by training with a doctorate degree in German constitutional law and European law. Before joining the European Commission in 1991, Peter worked as a lawyer in a German law firm.