Jean-Marie AVEZOU is Principal Administrator in the European Commission's Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW). Within the Directorate in charge of SME Policy, he is following SME Internationalization issues, focusing on business support services and specific network helping SMEs going international.
Having joined the European Commission 23 years ago, Jean-Marie AVEZOU has been posted to the European Union Delegation to China as Minister Counsellor between 2012 and 2015 (representing DG Enterprise and Industry). Before being posted in Beijing, he occupied various functions as Administrator in DG Enterprise and Industry (following competitiveness, international and trade issues) and DG Energy and Transport (dealing with nuclear international relations).
Jean-Marie AVEZOU has a Master in Law and is graduated from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.