The EEAS is the European Union's diplomatic corps. It supports the EU foreign affairs chief (High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton) in conducting the common foreign and security policy.
It has Delegations around the world working on behalf of the people of Europe and representing the EU as a whole.
The EEAS is functionally autonomous from other EU bodies – but has a legal responsibility to ensure its policies are consistent with other EU policies.
To help ensure this, the High Representative is also a Vice-President of the European Commission, and President of the Foreign Affairs Council. The EEAS diplomatic service also supports High Representative Catherine Ashton in these capacities.
Organisation chart [111 KB] (updated 15/01/2014)
High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy: Catherine Ashton
Members of the EEAS Corporate Board
Executive Secretary General: Pierre Vimont [31 KB]
Chief Operating Officer: David O'Sullivan [49 KB]
Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs: Helga Schmid [59 KB]
Deputy Secretary General for Inter-institutional Affairs: Maciej Popowski [23 KB]
Crisis Response: Dr Agostino Miozzo
Asia: Viorel Isticioaia Budura
Africa: Nicholas Westcott [194 KB]
Europe and Central Asia: Luis Felipe Fernández de la Peña
Middle East and Southern Neighbourhood: Hugues Mingarelli
Americas: Christian Leffler
Global and Multilateral Issues: Maria Marinaki
Other Senior Managers
Head of the Crisis Management and Planning Department: Walter Stevens
Director General EU Military Staff (EUMS): Lt Gen Wolfgang Wosolsobe
Head of the EU Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC): Hansjoerg Haber
Director EU Intelligence Analysis Centre (EU INTCEN): Ilkka Salmi
Chair of the Political and Security Committee