Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter BORCHARDT holds a law degree from the University of Hamburg (1974-1979) and a PhD from the Free University of Berlin (1985).
Since 1987, Mr Borchardt has been working as a Civil Servant at the European Commission where he has been involved in different Directorates General (“Employment, Social Affairs and Education”, Legal Service, Agriculture and Rural Development) and as first Deputy and, then, as Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel (Agriculture and Rural Development). In addition, he also worked as a Member of the Cabinet of the German Judge at the European Court of Justice in Luxemburg.
Since 2013, Mr Borchardt has been appointed in the Directorate-General for Energy, first as a Director responsible for the Internal Energy Market and, since January 1st 2019, as Deputy Director-General responsible for the coordination of Energy Policy, the Energy Union and External Policy.
Mr Borchardt is Teaching Professor at the Faculty of Law at the Julius-Maximilians-University in Würzburg since 2001.