Ewoud Sakkers has been with the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission since 1997. During his first 3½ years in DG Competition he worked in the so-called Merger Task Force. From 2001, he worked in the area of antitrust enforcement in DG Competition, where he was a head of unit in the cartels directorate.
Since July 2010, he is head of unit of the European Competition Network in the Policy and Strategy directorate. Prior to joining DG Competition, he worked in the trade policy department of the European Commission, on anti-dumping and anti-subsidy issues.
Before that, he was in-house legal counsel with KPN, the Dutch telecommunications company. After spending an initial year of (undergraduate) university education in the U.S., he obtained his law degree at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands in 1990. In 1991 he obtained an LLM degree in European Law from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.
His publications include a major chapter on cartels in The EC Law of Competition. He is also the co-author of the loose-leaf European Cartel Digest.