Bruno Vever was born in Paris in 1947. He holds a law degree from the University of Paris X, and is also a graduate of the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris and the International Institute of Labour Studies of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva.
Mr Vever began his career in 1974 at the Conseil national du patronat français (CNPF) as deputy director of international social issues. From 1978 to 1988, he was the CNPF's permanent delegate to the European Communities and to the Union of Industrial and Employers' Confederations of Europe (UNICE) in Brussels.
Between 1989 and 1994, Mr Vever was in charge of Europe for the President of the CNPF as Director of the Coordination of European Affairs and Rapporteur of the CNPF's European Policy Committee. From 1996 to 2003, he was
the posts of Director of the delegation of the Mouvement des Entreprises
Mr. Vever has been a member of the French Business Council (MEDEF) to the European Union (EU), a permanent delegate of MEDEF to UNICE, and a director of the Maison des professions et entreprises françaises. Mr Vever has been a consultant in European affairs since
2003 and Secretary General of the Association for Europe and Enterprise since 2007.
In addition to these mandates, Mr Vever was a member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) from 1994 to 2006, Vice-President of the Section for the Single Market, Consumption and Production from 1998 to 2002, and Vice-President of the Employers' Group from 1998 to 2004. In addition, he was President of the Single Market Observatory from 1996 to 2004, and President of the EU/ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) Committee from 2004 to 2006. Mr Vever was also an advisor to the European Commission delegation to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiations in Seattle, Doha and Cancun between 1999 and 2004.
Bruno Véver is the author of several books on the European economy.