Miek Van der Wee is Head of Unit in the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission with responsibility for International Relations. He joined the Commission in 1987 in DG Regional Policy. He moved to DG Competition in 1998. Prior to his appointment as Head of the International Relations Unit in 2008, he was responsible for regional State aid matters, for the coordination of accession negotiations with candidate countries (State aid matters) and for the enforcement of the European Commission's State aid recovery decisions.
An economist and town planner by training, he has worked as a researcher in the Oxford Polytechnic and as a lecturer at the economics department of the University of Antwerp.