Gentner is head of unit for asset management in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union. He joined the European Commission in 2004 and has served in various positions in its Brussels headquarters and abroad. From 2004-06, he was responsible for the co-ordination of the EU-US Financial Markets Regulatory Dialogue. In 2006, he served as a member of the private office (cabinet) of Commissioner Charlie McCreevy. From 2007-11, he was executive assistant to the director-general of Directorate General Internal Market and Services with special responsibility for financial services. In 2011, he was seconded to the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to advise the AUC on building an African internal market. From 2012-13, Gentner was head of unit for human resources and planning in DG Internal Market and Services. From 2013-15, he was a counsellor in the economic and financial affairs section of the Delegation of the European Union to the US. He dealt with EU-US regulatory issues and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations in financial services. He started his career in the private sector, where he worked for an insurance company. Gentner has earned master’s degrees in economics from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, and the University of York, UK.