Dr Frank Paul is Head of the Unit “Large-scale IT systems”, Directorate-General Justice, Freedom and Security, European Commission. From October 2008 he managed the unit “IT systems: Infrastructure and Legal Issues”. In January 2009 he was promoted and appointed head of the Unit "Large-Scale IT systems and Biometrics", which manages the development of the second-generation SIS, the future VIS and related Biometric Matching System.

Dr Paul has a legal background in German, French and International Law. In 1993 he joined the European Commission as a Permanent Official. In 1998 he joined the then Task Force Justice and Home Affairs (now a Directorate-General) and worked as a project manager for EURODAC and on a variety of legal and organisational issues related to Asylum and Immigration.