Marlene Rosemarie Madsen is the Deputy Director and Head of the Economic and Sectoral Policies Unit in the Ukraine Service, in DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations. Prior to that Marlene was the Deputy Head of the Cabinet of Commissioner Ferreira, responsible for Cohesion and Reform, since December 2019. Besides the horizontal tasks of a Deputy Head of Cabinet, she was also responsible for the Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM), public administrations, Cyprus Settlement Support, Brexit Adjustment Reserve and the PEACE plus programme and international files. From May 2018 to December 2019 she was Head of the revenue administration and public financial management Unit, in the then Structural Reform Support Service (today DG REFORM). Before joining the Structural Reform Support Service, Marlene was Deputy Head of Cabinet of Vice President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness. Prior to joining Cabinet Katainen, she worked in two different parts of the European Commission. This includes 3 years as a senior economist in the Chief Economist unit in DG TRADE and 3 years in the policy coordination and strategy unit in DG ECFIN. Before joining the Commission in January 2009, Marlene worked in two Member States' governments. She worked several years as an economist for the Danish government and then moved to the UK where she worked as a senior economist for the British Government, in the Department for Trade and Industry, for 5 years. The last position held was as Head of Europe and Single Market economics. Marlene is a Danish citizen and studied economics at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.