Ruta Zarnauskaite

Head of Unit ‘Horizon Europe Association’, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Ruta Zarnauskaite has joined DG R&I as Head of Unit at the beginning of 2020 and is leading a team in charge of negotiations and implementation of agreements with third countries associating to the Horizon Europe Programme. Previously, she served as trade negotiator and policy advisor at Directorate General for Trade, where she started in 2005. Before Ruta Zarnauskaite joined the European Commission, she worked at the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht (NL) and at the Brussels office of WilmerHale LLP. She holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Law