Head of unit, Digital Economy and Skills, European Commission

A lawyer by training, Fabrizia BENINI joined the European Commission in 1995.
Throughout her career, she worked on the intersection between regulatory frameworks and technological developments taking into account the users’ perspective in the internal market, competition and industry departments.
At present, she heads the Digital Economy, Recovery Plan and Skills unit in the Commission’s Directorate-General for communications networks, content and technology.
Her work focuses on the digital economy and society, its measurement and the impact digital development may have on the labour market and on skills.
In that context, one of her main tasks is to devise policy responses to the current digital skills gap.