Kai Zenner

Office of Member of European Parliament

Negotiator on the EU AI Act

Kai Zenner

Digital enthusiast focusing on AI, data and the EU’s digital transition. Soft spot for EU interinstitutional reforms and the ‘Better Regulation Agenda’. Graduated in politics and law, after specializing in Security Studies and Foreign Policy Analysis as well as in Constitutional and European Law. Studied Political Science (B.A.) at University of Bremen, Law (First German state examination / Dipl.-Jur.) at University of Freiburg / York / M√ľnster, and International Relations (M.Sc.) at University of Edinburgh.

Started the professional life as Research Associate at the European Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in Brussels, before moving to the European Parliament as Head of Office and Digital Policy Adviser for MEP Axel Voss (EPP Group) in mid-2017. Member of the OECD.AI Network of Experts since 2021.

Currently involved in the political negotiations on the AI Act, AI liability directive, eprivacy Regulation and GDPR revision. Awarded ‘Best MEP Assistant in 2023’ (“APA who has gone above and beyond in his duties”) and ranked Place #13 in ‘Politico’s Power 40 – class 2023’ (“top influencers who are most effectively setting the agenda in politics, public policy and advocacy in Brussels”).