Former chief economist at the DGCCRF, Valérie Rabassa has a Ph.D in economics from Toulouse University. She has a master on mathematical economics and econometrics. Between 2000 and 2003 she was case officer at the Merger Task Force, DG COMP, European Commission under the direction of Enrique Gonzalez Diaz. She worked, among others, on the following cases: Alcan/Pechiney, Alcoa/Reynolds, AOL/Time Warner; EMI/Time Warner, Vivendi/Universal, Pernod-Ricard/Seagram, CVC/Lenzing, Canal+/RTL/Groupe Jean-Claude Darmon, etc. Since 2003 she has been a member of the Chief Economist Office at DG COMP, under the direction of Lars-Hendrik Roeller and then Damien Neven. She represented the Chief Economist, among others, on the following cases: Suez/Gaz de France, Cartes Bancaires, MasterCard, De Beers/Alrosa, Football Premier League, Blackstone/Acetex, Lagardère/Natexis/VU, Alstom, etc. She has lately accepted to become Chief Economist at the Direction Générale de la Concurrence, French Ministry of Economics and Finance.