Jesús Villasante is head of the “Software Technologies” Unit of the Information Society and Media Directorate General in the European Commission.
He has received the degree of Telecommunications Engineer from Madrid Polytechnic University and a Master in Public Management from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Ecole de Commerce Solvay.
He has worked for Digital Equipment Corporation where he held positions as systems engineer, project manager for manufacturing industries and software advisor for the sales and business operations. He also worked for Telefónica and for the Computers in Medicine Section of the Air Force Hospital in Madrid in the analysis and design of medical applications and hospital information systems.
In 1986 he joined the European Commission, Information Society Directorate General. He has worked in Analysis and Preparation of Programmes and the Telematics Applications Programme. Prior to his current position he was head of the “eBusiness” Unit in the Information Society Technologies Programme.