Member of the Chief Economist Team of the European Commission; former Head of Cabinet of the President of the European Economic and Social Committee
Rudy Aernoudt is a member of the Chief Economist Team of the European Commission, mainly dealing with the economics and economic policy linked to start-ups, growth of companies, entrepreneurship, industrial policy and space policy. He is also the Curator of TEDx Brussels and an economics professor, author of several economics and political science books.
He was previously the Head of Cabinet of the President of the European Economic and Social Committee.
He holds Masters in Economics, Philosophy (University of Louvain), and in European Economy (College of Europe). He began his career as a Senior Economist at the European Commission. He was later Head of Cabinet of several Ministers of Economy: of Wallonia (Serge Kubla MR), the federal Minister and the Flemish Minister of Economy (Moerman Open VLD).