Since 1 September 2019, Clara de la Torre has held the post of Deputy Director General in the Directorate-General for Climate Action.
Previously, she was Director for Transport in the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation.
From 2014 to 2016, she was responsible for Key Enabling Technologies, following a 3-year appointment as Director in the field of Research and Innovation.
In her first post as a Director, from 2008 to 2010, she was in charge of inter-institutional and legal matters related to the Framework Programme at the European Commission, which she joined in 1987 after some years in the private sector.
Clara de la Torre has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid.