Since July 2013 Kurt Vandenberghe is Director for Climate Action and Resource Efficiency at the European Commission's DG Research and Innovation.
From 2008 to June 2013 he was Head of the cabinet of European Environment Commissioner Janez Poto?nik and between 2004 and 2008 Deputy Head of Cabinet of European Research Commissioner Poto?nik.
Between 1999 and 2004 he was Member of the Cabinet of European Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin.
He started his career as a Manager at Ernst & Young Association Management and joined the European Commission in 1996 in DG Transport.
Graduated in French and Italian literature at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), in Public and International Affairs at the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL) in Belgium and holds a Master of Arts degree in International Relations at the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (S.A.I.S.) in Bologna, Italy and Washington D.C., US.
He is married and has three children.