Brussels, 28/07/2015
150728_04_en
Press Release

High Representative Federica Mogherini announces adoption of a modified organisational chart of the EEAS

Brussels, 28 July 2015 – Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, announced today the adoption of a modified organisational chart of the European External Action Service.
 
This modified organisational chart is the result of a broad consultation which took on board many considerations, including recommendations put forward in the 2013 EEAS Review and the results of the recent Staff Survey, aiming at clearer reporting lines and responsibilities.
 
As from mid-September, the Secretary General will be assisted by three Deputy Secretaries-General. The Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs, the Deputy Secretary General for CSDP and Crisis Response and a new Deputy Secretary General in charge of Economic and Global Issues. Mr Christian Leffler will take up this new function.
 
The six geographical and thematic Managing Directors will report to the Deputy Secretaries General in charge of Political Affairs and Economic and Global Issues. Within the new structure, the Managing Directors are empowered by becoming the key interlocutors for relations with countries and international organisations under their responsibility.
 
The vacancy notices for some of these positions, notably the Deputy Secretary General for CSDP and Crisis Response, as well as the Managing Directors positions for Africa, Americas and Asia, have just been published.

Last but not least, an important new function of an EEAS Gender Advisor will also be created.
 
The High Representative said: "With these organisational changes, I am confident that the EEAS will become a more effective organisation, apt to deal with the many challenges that we are confronted with. I hope that with these structural improvements, the performance of the service as a whole will be enhanced. I do realise very well that the success of the EEAS depends on our ability to work together efficiently and rapidly, with a true sense of teamwork and with clear structures and reporting lines."

At the same time the High Representative also announced the appointments of the Director for Western Europe, the Western Balkans and Turkey in the EEAS, as well as 16 senior appointments to EU Delegations in the context of this year's rotation. A further 23 appointments of Heads of EU Delegations have also been decided and will be announced in due course, depending on the receipt of agrément from the third countries involved.

Below the list of today's announcements:

Angelina EICHHORST has been appointed as Director for Western Europe, the Western Balkans and Turkey. She is currently serving as Head of the EU Delegation in Lebanon.
 
Kenneth BELL has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Nicaragua. He is currently serving as Head of the EEAS Central America and Mexico Division. He will also be accredited to Panama and to the Central American Integration System (SICA).
 
Pelayo CASTRO ZUZUARREGUI has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Costa Rica. He is currently serving as Head of EEAS Division for Parliamentary Affairs and Inter-Institutional Issues.
 
Jean-Francois CAUTAIN has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Pakistan. He is currently serving as Head of the EU Delegation in Cambodia.
 
Joao Gomes CRAVINHO has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Brazil. He is currently serving as Head of the EU Delegation in India and Bhutan.

Stefano-Antonio DEJAK has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Kenya. He is currently serving as the Italian Ambassador to Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. He was formerly Ambassador to Somalia.

George EDGAR has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Cambodia. He is currently serving as the British Ambassador to Uzbekistan.
 
Francisco FONTAN PARDO has been appointed as Ambassador to the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), based in Indonesia. He is currently serving as Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation to Brazil.
 
Alain HOLLEVILLE has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Mali. He is currently serving as Head of the EU Delegation in Burkina Faso.
 
Traian HRISTEA has been appointed as the Head of the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan. He is currently serving as the Head of the EU Delegation in Armenia.
 
Jana HYBASKOVA has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Namibia. She is currently serving as Head of the EU Delegation in Iraq.
 
Didier LENOIR has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to the International Organisations in Vienna. He is currently serving as Adviser in the EEAS Department dealing with Europe and Central Asia and was formerly a Head of Division in the Crisis Management and Planning Directorate.
 
Madeleine MAJORENKO has been appointed as Head of the European Economic and Trade Office in Taiwan. She is currently serving as Head of the EEAS Division dealing with the European Neighbourhood Policy.
 
Gerhard SABATHIL has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to South Korea. He is currently serving as the EEAS Director for North East Asia and the Pacific.
 
Joao VALE DE ALMEIDA has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to the United Nations in New York. He was previously the Head of the EU Delegation to Washington.
 
Mark VANHEUKELEN has been appointed as Head of the Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. He is currently a Director in DG Trade of the Commission.
 
Andrea WIKTORIN has been appointed has Head of the EU Delegation to Belarus. She is currently serving as the German Ambassador to Latvia.