10th OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment


Miguel Gil Tertre

European Commission

Chief Economist, Directorate General for Energy


With a career of 15 years at the European Commission, Miguel Gil Tertre has contributed to shaping of the economy strategies of the European Union. He has worked in economic policies during the Euro crisis, the economic response to the COVID crisis, designed the Investment Plan for Europe (known as the “Juncker Plan” and he is now focusing on the next challenge for Europe: energy. Miguel is currently the Head of the Economic Analysis Unit in the Directorate General for Energy at the European Commission. He is responsible for modelling the impact and ensuring the economic coherence of EU commission policy proposals in the field of energy. His previous assignments include negotiating and applying the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism for Poland, Czechia, Hungary and Slovakia (RECOVER Taskforce of the Secretariat General). In this role, he was also responsible horizontally for fiscal, investment and taxation issues regarding all Member States recovery plans. Before that experience, Miguel was responsible for coordinating the European Semester, the European strategic investments and cohesion policies at General Secretariat of the European Commission. When Miguel was a member of the Cabinet of Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness for the European Commission from 2014 to 2017, his main contribution was the design and coordination of the investment plan for Europe (known as the ‘Juncker’ plan). This plan leveraged (€315bn amount of money), helping Member countries to overcome the crisis. Miguel was also part of the private office of the Director General in charge of Economic and Financial affairs during the so-called Eurocrisis. Prior to that, he worked for ten years in competition and regulatory issues on network industries (telecommunications), both at the European Union and at national levels. An economist by training, Miguel Gil Tertre holds an MBA by the Instituto de Empresa Business School and a degree by the Universities Paris IX-Dauphine and Autonoma de Madrid (first graduation prize). He has participated in executive education courses in Harvard Business School and the London School for Economics. He is a regular speaker in events, and has published several economic articles and contributed to books in his field of expertise.

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