Robert is Chief Strategist at Fipra International and a Visiting Research Fellow at Oxford University’s Department of Politics and International Relations.
Robert served until 2016 as a senior leader in the European Commission. In a public service career at both UK and EU level, he has specialised successively in global trade negotiations and investment liberalisation, in the food-chain, health and consumer policy and in innovation in life science, data technologies and the Internet.
Robert studied in England and at the French Civil Service College (ENA). He is an Honorary Doctor of the University of Edinburgh and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London.
Robert is the author of ‘Opportunity Now: Europe’s mission to innovate’ (2016).