Christian Weinberger joined the Commission Services in 1999 to work on technical harmonisation in the Common Market, using
the New Approach with CE-marking and harmonized EN Standards. In 2003 he was appointed Head of Unit dealing with Entrepreneurship
policy, in particular the Entrepreneurship Action Plan and the European Charter for Small Businesses, by elaborating
recommendations and identifying and disseminating good practices. Some years ago he was named Entrepreneurship and SME
Policy Advisor in DG Enterprise and Industry. Before joining the European Commission, Christian Weinberger worked for 10 years
with a large multinational corporation in Marketing, Sales, Finance and Special Business Operations in various countries and at
European HQ and then co-founded an international SME in Information Technology and was its CEO for 9 years.