Alexandra Jour-Schroeder was born in Germany. Since 1st of March 2021, she is deputy director general of the Directorate-General Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG-FISMA) at the European Commission.
She conducted her early career as a civil servant in Germany, where she also studied law. She started working for the Commission in 1996 where from 1998 to 2007, she was Member of Cabinet for the Commissioners responsible for regional policy and justice and home affairs and then for the Vice-President for enterprise and industry.
In 2017, she has been the Director for Criminal Justice in the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, working on the establishment of a European Public Prosecutor´s Office and on Anti-Money Laundering policies. From 2018 to 2021, she was also overseeing consumer policies as Acting Deputy Director General in DG Justice and Consumers.
She worked largely in financial crime fight and in the previous AML legislative packages.