In the Joint Research Centre, the science and knowledge service of the European Commission, the responsibilities of Maive Rute span from supervision of energy, mobility and nuclear research to development of JRC organisation and sites in five countries. Prior to that, she has served as Director for Biotechnology and Director for Resources in DG Research as well as Director for Small Business and Entrepreneurship in DG Enterprise. Before joining the Commission in 2005, Maive was CEO of KredEx, the Estonian funding body for businesses, innovation, housing and export.
Maive Rute graduated cum laude as an economist from the Estonian University of Life Sciences. She holds an MBA from the Danube University, Austria, received an MA in international politics from CERIS, Brussels and has been a Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard University.
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