Filomena Chirico

Head of Unit - Digital Markets - DG Connect, European Commission

Filomena Chirico leads the Unit in charge of the implementation of the Digital Markets Act in European Commission’s DG Connect Platforms Directorate. She took over this role after the successful adoption of the new EU digital regulations, the Digital Markets Act and the Digital Services Act, for which she was responsible as advisor in the Cabinet of European Commissioner for Internal Market and Digital Thierry Breton. Previously she was case handler in the European Commission’s DG competition and advisor to Commission’s VP Jyrki Katainen for research and defence policy.

Before joining the Commission, she conducted academic work. Her main focus was on regulation and competition in the telecoms and digital sectors, including Internet governance and network neutrality, as well as on the economics of contract law. After her PhD in Institutional Economics from La Sapienza University, she held the position of assistant professor at Tilburg University and member of the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC). She holds a Master’s Degree in law from Luiss University, a Master's in Law and Economics from the universities of Rotterdam, Hamburg and Berkeley.

Besides her position in the European Commission, she is currently also visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, teaching the seminar Digital regulation for the single market.