The European Commission said it appointed Klaus-Dieter Borchardt to the position of Deputy Director-General in its department for Energy (DG ENER).
Dr. Klaus-Dieter Borchardt holds a law degree from the University of Hamburg (1974-1979) and a PhD from the Free University of Berlin (1985).
Since 1987, Borchardt has been a civil servant at the European Commission where he served in different Directorates General (Employment, Social Affairs and Education, Legal Service, Agriculture and Rural Development) and as first Deputy and then Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel (Agriculture and Rural Development).
Borchardt also worked as a member of the cabinet of the German Judge at the European Court of Justice in Luxemburg. Since April 1st 2013, he is the director responsible for the Internal Energy Market in the Commission Directorate-General for Energy. Borchardt is a teaching professor at the Faculty of Law at the Julius-Maximilians-University in Würzburg since 2001.