Lizeth Tijssen is a seconded national expert in the field of corporate governance at DG Internal Market and Services of the European Commission from September 2008. She has recently worked on the Green Paper on the Corporate Governance Framework and the Green Paper on Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions. She is seconded by the Dutch Ministry of Finance.
She was formerly a senior policy advisor at the Financial Markets Directorate of the Dutch Ministry of Finance, which she joined in 2005. There she was responsible for corporate governance policy and legislation. In particular she worked on takeover bid legislation and shareholder rights issues. She has also coordinated work on European financial services files.
In 2007 Lizeth Tijssen also held a part-time position as academic staff member at the European Law Division of Antwerp University.
Lizeth Tijssen holds cum laude master`s degrees in Commercial Law and Constitutional and Administrative Law from Leiden University and studied European Law at Panthéon-Assas University in Paris. She speaks Dutch, English, French, German and basic Spanish.