Dominique Ristori has worked in the European Commission since 1978 and has held several senior positions. Prior to his current posting, he was Director-General of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) from 2010 to 2013.
Between 2006 and 2010 Mr Ristori was Deputy Director General of DG Energy and Transport.
From 2000 to 2006, as Director in charge of General Affairs and Resources in DG Energy and Transport, he was responsible for interinstitutional relations; enlargement and international relations; coordination of energy and transport research; internal market, state aids, infringements and public service obligations; passengers' and users' rights, as well as central management of human and budgetary resources. Between 1996 and 1999, he was Director in charge of European Energy Policy in DG XVII (Energy).
Mr Ristori played an important role in the preparation and adoption process of the two first Directives on the Internal Market for gas and electricity. He also successfully launched the Florence and Madrid Fora for electricity and gas at the start of the regulatory process in the energy sector.
In the period from 1990 to 1996 Mr Ristori was in charge of transnational cooperation between SMEs in DG III (Enterprise).
Dominique Ristori graduated from the Institute of Political Studies of Paris in 1975.