Currently Director-General for Trade, Ms Weyand was Deputy Chief Negotiator of the Commission Task Force for the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 of the TEU until May 2019.
Joining the Commission in 1994, she worked on industry and trade issues before serving in the Cabinets of Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy and Commission President Barroso and heading the Private Office of Development Commissioner Louis Michel. She went on to become Director in the Secretariat-General of the Commission in charge of policy coordination on economic, social and environmental policies before joining DG Trade in 2016 as Deputy Director-General, covering multilateral trade policy, trade relations with North America and European neighbourhood countries as well as trade defence.
Ms Weyand holds an M.A. degree in political science and economics from Freiburg University (DE), a Master’s degree from the College of Europe and a Ph.D. from Tübingen University (DE).