Anne Houtman was until April 2016 Principal Advisor in the Directorate General for Energy at the European Commission after having been for 4 years Head of the Representation in France of the European Commission. She now teaches at Sciences Po, Paris.
Prior to that, after two years as a Director in DG Internal Market and Services (2004-2006), she moved as a Director for Internal Market and Sustainability in the Directorate General for Transport and Energy and later as a Director for General Policy in DG Energy (2006-2010).
After teaching at the New York Polytechnic Institute and heading the Statistical Research Department of Nielsen Marketing, Belgium, she entered the European Commission in 1985. She worked for two years at Eurostat before joining the Directorate General for Competition in 1987 where she became Head of the State Aid Policy Unit in 1996. Between 1999 and 2004, she was member and later Deputy Head of Cabinet in the Office of President Romano Prodi.
She holds a Graduate degree in Mathematics from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium and a PhD in Statistics from Princeton University, New Jersey. She is a member of the Belgian Royal Academy and sits on the Board of various entities.