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Dr. Rob Brand

Dr. Rob Brand

Senior Policy Officer, Directorate Digital Economy
Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
Rob Brand is a Senior Policy Officer in the Directorate for Digital Economy at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. In line with his active involvement in realising the eIDAS regulation from the start in 2014, he holds responsibility for the Dutch policy on the eIDAS Trust Services. Alongside he represents the Dutch Government in the EWC and Potential consortia assigned by the European Commission to run the Large Scale Pilots for the EU Digital Identity Wallet. Furthermore Rob is a member of the eIDAS Expert Group and the ARF Toolbox group.

Built upon his past achievement of implementing the Identity Scheme for e-recognition, which is one of the few current notified schemes for Legal Person Identity in the EU, he is involved in business initiatives for the wallet. Rob has a distinguished career on the intersection of policy making, policy deployment, tech and digitization, most notably in the PKI-field.

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