Lutz Güllner works in the European External Action Service where he is Head of Division for Strategic Communications (since October 2017). In his function, he is dealing with a wide range of issues related to EU external relations, including issues related to disinformation and foreign interference in information spaces.
Prior to his current position he served as Head of the communications team in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Trade (2013-17). He was also Deputy Head of the Trade Strategy Unit and responsible for the coordination of EU-US trade and economic relations.
In 2009 and 2010, Lutz Güllner was spokesperson for the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton. He was also the Commission’s spokesperson for trade policy. In previous positions, he was in charge of economic relations between the EU and Russia.
Prior to joining the European Commission, Lutz Güllner worked as public affairs consultant in Brussels.
He studied political science and international relations at the Free University of Berlin and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris. He is teaching trade policy and EU foreign affairs at the post-graduate studies programme for European studies in Berlin.
Lutz Güllner was born in Munich/Germany in 1971. He is married and has three children.