Astrid Bartels

Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission - SME Directorate


Astrid Bartels is a Deputy Head of Unit in the SME Directorate of the European Commission, working on policies related to access to finance for SMEs. Before joining the Commission in 2002, she was consultant for Bain & Company and also a corporate client relationship manager at Deutsche Bank. She has strong competencies in business strategy, holds a Vordiplom in economics from the University of Hagen and obtained an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Kenan Flager Business School, USA.