Ms. Valle-Lagares joined the EU in 1998, held various positions in the European Commission working on competition, research & development and in the cabinets of two EU Commissioners before moving to trade. Worked on trade the last 8 years, on strategy first and then leading the China desk of DG Trade in Brussels (in charge of coordinating EU trade & investment relations with China). Head of Trade Section at the EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao (20 August 2018 to 31 August 2020).
Profile: Spanish national, lawyer by training, specialised in EU law
Languages: Spanish, English, French, German (unfortunately just a few words of Putonghua and no Cantonese)