Acting Director General of the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood & Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission
Professional experience in the European Institutions:
Since 16 September 2020: Acting Director-General (DG NEAR)
Since 16 April 2016: Deputy Director-General – Directorate-General Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR)01/2011 – 11/2015: Deputy Secretary-General – European External Action Service
(EEAS) – Responsible for Common Security and Defence Policy, security policy and conflict prevention, development policy, human rights and democracy, and relations with European Parliament. Additional responsibilities: a member of the Board of Governors of the European
Endowment for Democracy, chair of the Tasking Committee of the European Satellite Centre, chair of the international Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (2014-2015), chief negotiator of the institutional framework EU-Switzerland.
09/2009 – 01/2011: Head of Cabinet of European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek
01/2008 – 08/2009: Director – former Directorate-General DEV
Responsible for policy coherence, aid effectiveness, aid financing, relations with other donors, and public communication.