Head of Unit for Secure Connectivity, Space Surveillance and Applications in DG Defence Industry and Space, European Commission
Since September 2021 Mr. Kautz is Head of Unit for Secure Connectivity, Space Surveillance and Applications in DG Defence Industry and Space of the European Commission. In 2020 he was Head of Unit (acting) for Space Research, Innovation and Start-ups. Between 2013 and 2019 Mr Kautz was Deputy Head of Unit for Galileo and EGNOS – Applications, Security and International Cooperation. Before that and since joining the Commission in 2000 he held several positions dealing with a variety of industry and Internal Market issues. Prior to the Commission, he worked for 6 years as public affairs consultant.
Mr. Kautz holds a degree in History and Politics, as well as a Master in European Studies from the College of Europe.