Head of Unit, Employment Strategy, DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion, European Commission
Dr Max Uebe has been Head of Unit "Employment Strategy" in the European Commission's Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion since November 2015.
Between February 2012 and October 2015 he was heading the unit responsible for Sectoral Employment Challenges, the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund, Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship, including Microfinance.
He joined DG Enlargement after having spent more than 6 years in the Cabinets of Commissioners László Andor and Vladimír Špidla (both Commissioners for Employment and Social Affairs), where his portfolio contained labour law, pensions, social dialogue, relations with the Member States, infringements as well as competition and internal market. He played a key role in negotiations on Community legislation such as on working time, posted workers and agency workers. During more than three years in the Cyprus team of DG Enlargement, Max accompanied Cyprus' accession to the EU, and closely cooperated with the UN in the Cyprus peace process and represented the Commission in the peace talks.
Dr Uebe worked as a lawyer in Berlin before he joined the Commission in 2002. He holds a law degree from the Free University Berlin, a master's degree from University College London and a PhD from the University of Rostock.