European Commission
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TOBE 2014 – 3rd BioEconomy Stakeholders' Conference

BioEconomy Stakeholders' Conference

"From sectors to system, from concept to reality"

Tom Dodd

Tom Dodd
Policy Officer – Bioeconomy, European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

Tom Dodd joined the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation in 2013, where he helps to coordinate implementation of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy.

From 2004-2013 he was a member of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Team in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry.

He started working for the European Commission in 1995, managing emergency humanitarian assistance to various African countries, and subsequently completed a four year posting in the Commission’s Delegation in Nicaragua.

He is a Fellow of LEAD International, a unique global network of leaders in sustainable development.  He has a first class honours degree in European Community Studies and Spanish from the University of Edinburgh, and a Masters Degree in European Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges. He lives within cycling distance of Brussels, with his wife and three daughters.