GS3 Speakers

Director General Dominique Ristori (GS3NA)


Director General, Directorate General Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Europe

Dominique Ristori has been working in the European Commission since 1978 where he has held several positions. Prior to his current position, he was Deputy Director General of the Directorate General for Energy, in charge of nuclear energy policy, in particular the development of the EU legal framework and international relations (2006 – 2010).  Whilst Director in charge of General Affairs and Resources at Directorate-General for Energy and Transport, he was responsible for inter-institutional relations; enlargement and international relations; coordination of energy and transport research; internal market, state aids, infringements and public service obligations; passengers' and users' rights; central management of human and budgetary resources (2000 - 2006). Between 1996 and 1999, he was Director in charge of European Energy Policy at Directorate-General for Energy.  In the period of 1990 – 1996 D. Ristori was in charge of transnational cooperation between SMEs at the Directorate-General for Enterprise policy. D. Ristori graduated from the Institute of Political Studies of Paris (1975).

In a video presentation at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013 (GS3NA), the Director General of Joint Research Centre of the European Commission presented the directions taken by the European Union in the implementation of legal and policy initiatives and incentives related to the recruitment, retention and career progression of female researchers, addressing gender imbalances in decision making processes, and integrating the gender dimension in research programmes.