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High Representative Federica Mogherini announces senior nominations

Brussels, 09/07/2019 - 14:44, UNIQUE ID: 190709_12
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Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, announces today a number of senior nominations.

The following 43 Heads of EU Delegations – part of 2019 rotation - will be formally appointed after receipt of the agréments:

 

  • Andrea WIKTORIN has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia. She is currently Head of the EU Delegation to Belarus.
  • Dirk SCHUEBEL has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Belarus. He is currently Head of the EEAS Russia Division.
  • Johann SATTLER has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is currently the Austrian Ambassador to Albania.
  • Wolfram VETTER has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Burkina Faso. He is currently the Head of the EU Delegation to Burundi.
  • Claude BOCHU has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Burundi. He is currently Head of the Political, Press and Information Section in the EU Delegation to the Republic of Congo.
  • Carmen MORENO has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Cambodia. She is currently ASEM Senior Official and Special Representative for Afghanistan-Pakistan in the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Jean-Marc CHATAIGNER has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is currently Ambassador, Special Envoy for Sahel in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Antonia CALVO PUERTA has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Costa Rica. She is currently Head of the EU Delegation to Yemen.
  • Aidan O'HARA has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Djibouti. He is currently the Director of the EU Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland.
  • Gábor IKLÓDY has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Eritrea. He is currently Director of the EEAS Integrated approach for Security and Peace Directorate.
  • Rosario BENTO PAIS has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Gabon. She is currently Head of Unit for Civil Society Organisations, Foundations in DG DEVCO, European Commission.
  • Fernando PONZ has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Guyana. He is currently Deputy Head of the EEAS Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Division.
  • Sylvie TABESSE has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Haiti. She is currently Head of the EEAS Inspection Division.
  • Ugo ASTUTO has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to India. He is currently Principal Director for Asia in the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
  • Vincent PIKET has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Indonesia and to Brunei Darussalam. He is currently Head of the EEAS Maghreb Division.
  • Igor DRIESMANS has been nominated as Ambassador to ASEAN. He is currently Member of Cabinet of the High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini.
  • Martin HUTH has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Iraq. He is currently Head of Division, Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • Maria HADJITHEODOSIOU has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Jordan. She is currently Director of the Diplomatic Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus.
  • Simon MORDUE has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Kenya. He is currently Deputy Director-General in DG HOME, European Commission.
  • Ralph-Joseph TARRAF has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Lebanon. He is currently EU Representative to the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
  • Bart OUVRY has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Mali. He is the former Head of the EU Delegation to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Vincent DEGERT has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Mauritius. He is currently Head of the EU Delegation to Haiti.
  • Sinikka ANTILA has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Namibia. She is currently Ambassador for Trade and Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.
  • Nina OBERMAIER has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to New Zealand. She is currently Adviser to the Deputy Chief Negotiator, Task Force
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  • Pelayo CASTRO ZUZUARREGUI has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Nicaragua. He is currently Head of the EU Delegation to Costa Rica.
  • Didier LENOIR has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to the OECD/UNESCO in Paris. He is currently Head of the EU Delegation to the UN/IAEA in Vienna. 
  • Sujiro SEAM has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to the Pacific Region. He is currently French Ambassador to Fiji.
  • Androulla KAMINARA has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Pakistan. She is currently Director of Humanitarian Aid for Africa, Asia, Latin America, Caribbean and Pacific, DG ECHO, European Commission.
  • Jernej VIDETIC has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Papua New Guinea. He is currently Head of the EU Delegation to Guyana.
  • Riina KIONKA has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to South Africa. She is currently Chief Foreign Policy Adviser to President Tusk, European Council.
  • Denis CHAIBI has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Sri Lanka. He is currently Head of the EEAS Task Force Iran.
  • Robert VAN DEN DOOL has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Sudan. He is currently Ambassador of the Netherlands to the Ivory Coast.
  • Gilles BERTRAND has been nominated as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim to Syria. He is currently Adviser in EEAS MD Middle East and North Africa.
  • Filip GRZEGORZEWSKI has been nominated as Head of the European Economic and Trade Office in Taiwan. He is currently Chair of the Council Working Group on Asia (COASI) in the EEAS MD Asia and Pacific.
  • Manfredo FANTI has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Tanzania. He is currently Head of the EEAS Americas Regional Affairs Division.
  • Andrew JACOBS has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Timor-Leste. He is currently Head of Unit Regional Sector Policy Analysis, DG DEVCO, European Commission.
  • Matti MAASIKAS has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine. He is currently Undersecretary for EU Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.
  • Andrea Matteo FONTANA has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to the United Arab Emirates. He is currently Head of the EU Delegation to Jordan.
  • Stephan KLEMENT has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to the UN/IAEA in Vienna. He is currently Special Adviser for Nuclear Issues, EEAS Task Force Iran.
  • Pier Giorgio ALIBERTI has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Vietnam. He is currently Deputy Director for Asia and Director North East Asia, Directorate General for Global Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy.
  • João AGUIAR MACHADO has been nominated as Head of the EU Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organisation. He is currently Director-General of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, DG MARE, European Commission.
  • Hans GRUNDBERG has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Yemen. He is currently Head of Gulf Section, Middle East North Africa Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden.
  • Jacek JANKOWSKI has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Zambia. He is currently Deputy Director, Political Director's Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland.

 

In addition, the High Representative has appointed 3 new Heads of EU Delegations for whom agréments were already received:

 

  • Ignacio YBAÑEZ RUBIO has been formally appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Brazil. He is the former Ambassador of Spain to Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
  • Sónia NETO has been been formally appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Guinea Bissau. She is currently Adviser Foreign Affairs Team in the European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission.
  • Nicolás BERLANGA MARTINEZ has been formally appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Somalia. He is former Adviser in EEAS MD Africa.
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