Internal Market and Services
Before his appointment to DG Internal Market and Services, Mr Holmquist served as Director General of DG Fisheries and Maritime Affairs. He has also held the position of Deputy Director General of DG Budget and of Director in DG Agriculture.
Before joining the European Commission, Mr Holmquist served in the Swedish government. He spent most of his career in the Swedish Ministry of Finance where he dealt with economic policy and particularly public sector budgeting. He also spent 7 years in Washington DC, USA on behalf of the Ministry of Finance.
Mr Holmquist was born in Stockholm in 1947. He is married and has two children.
1971: Degree in Economics from University of Stockholm, Sweden
1971-1972: Trainee, Swedish Ministry of Commerce
1972-1973: Analyst, Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Paris, France
1974-1977: First Secretary, Swedish Ministry of Commerce
1977-1981: Budget Officer, Budget Department, Swedish Ministry of Finance
1981-1987: Head of Unit, Budget Department, Swedish Ministry of Finance
1987-1993: Counsellor for Financial Affairs, Swedish Embassy, Washington D.C., USA
1993-1997: Budget Director, Swedish Ministry of Finance
1997-2001: Director, DG Agriculture, European Commission
2001-2002: Deputy Director General, DG Budget, European Commission
2002-2004: Director General, DG Fisheries, European Commission
2005-2006: Director General, DG Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, European Commission
Since January 2007: Director General, DG Internal Market and Services