Matthias Ruete is Coordinator for Transeuropean Transport Networks (digital rail – ERTMS). He was for over 12 years at the European Commission director-general for energy and transport (2006 to 2010), for mobility and transport (2010 to 2014) and for migration and home affairs (2014 to 2018). Previous jobs of in the Commission were as director for competitiveness (2005), as director coordinating enlargement negotiations (2000 to 2004) and as director in international transport, Galileo and trans-European infrastructure networks (1998 to 2000). He also worked in internal market, industry, energy, media, education, innovation and research (1986 to 1997).
Matthias Ruete studied law and political sciences. He holds a Master in Law (London) and doctorate in intellectual property law (Giessen). Before joining the European Commission, Matthias Ruete lectured law at Warwick, Giessen and Marburg university.