Kristin de Peyron, a Swedish national born in Stockholm in 1965, has a M.Sc. in economics and business administration from the Stockholm School of Economics and a Diploma of Advanced European Studies from the College of Europe, Bruges. Before joining the European Convention Secretariat, she has had the following posts:
- assistant at the Stockholm School of Economics (Foundation for Distributive Trade and Department for Economic Psychology, 1988-1989) ;
- member of the Swedish diplomatic service, where she worked at the Political Department (multilateral disarmament negotiations, 1990-1991) and the European Integration Department (1991-1993) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at the European and Economic Affairs Section in the Swedish Embassy in Paris (1993-1995);
- official at the European Commission, where she has worked in the Enterprise Directorate General (enterprise policy and enlargement; international relations, 1996-2001) and the Enlargement Directorate-General since 2001 (at the disposal of the Convention Secretariat).