Senior Resident Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), Michel Servoz was senior advisor to the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, focusing on artificial intelligence and robotics. Before joining the European centre of political strategy, the European Commission's in-house think tank, Michel Servoz served as director-general in the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion from 2014 to 2018. From 2010 to 2014, he was deputy secretary-general of the European Commission, in charge of the coordination of the EU semester and the multi-annual financial framework. He also served several positions within the DG Trade, in charge in particular of WTO negotiations on services, transatlantic trade negotiations and other bilateral negotiations on services.
Before working for the European Commission, Michel Servoz was a law professor, served as a judge in France, and as deputy secretary-general to the Paris Cour de Cassation. A graduate from the Institut d'études politiques (I.E.P.) of Lyon (France) and from the Ecole nationale de la Magistrature de Paris, he holds a Master's degree in law and international studies from the University of Lyon.