Sabine Weyand is Michel Barnier’s deputy chief negotiator at the European Commission. As a German national, she lived and studied in the UK in the 1980s and is now considered a veteran at representing the Commission’s interests in negotiations. She has 23 years of experience in working on trade relations and has worked at the Commission for over a decade. During this time, she served in the cabinet of French former EU trade Commissioner, Pascal Lamy, from 1999 to 2004 and also worked in the Commission’s Secretariat-General, where she monitored national governments’ economic and financial performances.
Weyand is known to be a capable negotiator, who is straightforward, quick to the point and has a no-nonsense attitude. POLITICOEurope identified Weyand as the eighth most influential woman in Brussels, calling her a “Commission problem-solver”. As he announced Weyand’s appointment, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said she belonged to the Commission’s “best and brightest”.
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