Since 1 September 2019, Clara de la Torre is appointed Deputy Director-General in the Directorate-General for Climate Action. Until 31 October 2019, she was Director for ‘Transport’ in the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation at the European Commission. Previously, starting in 2014, she was responsible for the dossier ‘Key Enabling Technologies’, following a 3-years’ appointment as Director in the field of ‘Research and Innovation.’ In her first post as a Director, from 2008 to 2010, she was in charge of ‘Inter-institutional and legal matters related to the Framework Programme’ at the European Commission.
After a couple of years in private sector, her professional career was focussing on the research policies which became the springboard to working opportunities at the European Commission in 1987. In the late 90’s, she was dealing with ‘National Research Policies & Intergovernmental Cooperation.’ She was also working at the EU Joint Research Centre both in Brussels and Seville, where she was Advisor to the Director of the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies.
Clara de la Torre has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid.