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Antitrust West Coast
May 2025
San Francisco, CA

Renate Nikolay
Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology at DG Connect at the European Commission


Renate Nikolay is deputy director general at DG Connect at the European Commission responsible for platforms regulation. Before that, she was head of cabinet of Vera Jourova, the European commissioner for justice, consumers and gender equality. Before that, she led the Unit of interinstitutional and international relations in DG Justice between 2011 and 2014. She has also been an advisor in the cabinet of the first High Representative and Vice President Catherine Ashton where she led on the relations with the European Parliament in setting up the European External Action Service (EEAS) and on relations with Asia, in particular China. Before that, she was a member of the cabinet of Trade Commissioners Peter Mandelson and Catherine Ashton from 2004 to 2009. Nikolay holds an M.A. as a Fulbright Scholar in Washington DC and a B.A. in law from the Free University in Berlin.

Agenda Sessions

  • Opening Keynote Address