Jung Lichtenberger (1972) is German and works as an economist for the “Insurance and Pensions Unit” of Directorate General Internal Market and Services of the European Commission in Brussels. He leads the pensions team of the unit. The team is responsible for the Directive on Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORP 2) proposed by the European Commission in March 2014 and for the new initiative to create a Single Market for personal pension schemes. He co-drafted the Green Paper on pensions in 2010 and the White Paper on pensions in 2012. Before joining the European Commission, he worked for more than 7 years at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt in the area of financial market analysis and monetary policy. He studied economics and finance in the UK and obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in France.