From 2009-2014, Ms Kroes was Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe. This portfolio includes the information and communications technology (ICT) and telecommunications sectors. Important examples of this are ensuring trust and security for the Internet and new technologies; ensuring competitive communications, such as in the mobile roaming market; building world-class European research and innovation in this sector; and above all getting every European Digital, with access to fast broadband, so they can make the most out of the Internet to support our economy and society.
Kroes is not only a former EU Commissioner for the Digital agenda, but also former EU Competition Commissioner and Minister in the Netherlands. She is currently Netherlands’ Special Startup Envoy for StartupDelta, a new Dutch public-private initiative to help position the Netherlands as Europe’s No. 1 destination for startups. The Dutch Iron Lady is not finished crusading.