Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh

About the EU Delegation to Bangladesh

Our Delegation represents the EU in Bangladesh. We work closely with all of the EU member countries who have diplomatic representation in Bangladesh.

This Delegation represents the EU as a whole, as part of the EU's unified diplomatic corps – the European External Action Service. Our Head of Delegation (Ambassador) is the official representative of the EU in Bangladesh.

The Delegation functions much like an Embassy and represents the EU in its dealings on political issues, trade, development, cooperation, etc.

By engaging with political actors, the media, academics, business circles, civil society and citizens, we raise awareness of EU issues and concerns, and promote a stronger partnership between the EU and Bangladesh.

Dear Visitors,

Welcome to the website of the Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh! This is your first point of contact for information related to the European Union (EU) and its activities and programmes in Bangladesh.

The EU continues to be a strong partner of Bangladesh for over 40 years. During this period, the EU has played a major role in Bangladesh's journey to progressively elevate itself from a war-torn country to a country of lower middle income status.

With its liberal trade regime, the EU has provided Bangladesh a platform to become the second largest exporter of readymade garment (RMG) in the world. Today, about 56 percent of exports from Bangladesh go to the EU, the bulk of which is RMG. The RMG revolution has also been instrumental in ensuring economic freedom to a sizable proportion of women in this country. The EU feels honoured to be a part of this achievement.

In the areas of social and rural development in this country, the EU and its Members States have been able to maintain their positions as top grant donors for decades. The European Union is also respected in Bangladesh for its role in helping the country consolidate democracy. The Election Observation Mission (EOM) of the EU has broad acceptance by all political parties and actors in this country.  

For over a decade, the Erasmus Programme has allowed young Bangladeshi students to pursue masters and doctoral studies in various top-class universities in Europe. Alongside that, various public and private universities in Bangladesh are also benefitting from the Erasmus Programme.

The deep cooperation between the EU and Bangladesh cannot be summarized in this brief summery. I would therefore, encourage you to explore the website to learn more about the EU-Bangladesh relations. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to answer them.

Rensje Teerink

Ambassador and the Head of Delegation

Head of Delegation

  • Ms. Rensje Teerink, Ambassador & the Head of Delegation
  • Ms Stella Del Castillo - Attaché, Executive Assistant to Ambassador & HoD
  • Ms Rafia Akhtar Dalia - Senior Secretary

 

Political, Economic, Press & Information Section

  • Konstantinos Vardakis - Minister Counsellor, Head of Section
  • Erika Hasznos - Political Officer
  • Mr Abu Syed Belal - Advisor, Trade
  • Ms Anjum Aziz - Senior Programme Officer, Media and Communication
  • Ms Cherrie Merylin - Senior Secretary

 

Finance & Contracts Section

  • Mr Joseph Buckley - Counsellor, Head of Section
  • Ms Jutta Woernert - Attaché, Finance, Contracts & Audit
  • Mr José Rodrigo - Attaché, Finance & Contracts Manager
  • Mr Anjon Baroi - Finance Officer
  • Mr Sabinoy Chakma - Secretary
  • Mr Ronald Rony Gomes - Secretary

 

Administration

  • Mr Mark Rongé - Attaché, Head of Administration
  • Mr Kazi Azizul Haque - Advisor, Administration
  • Ms Tamanna Hasan - Senior Administrative Officer - Protocol
  • Mr Kamal Hossain Sarkar - IT Support Officer
  • Mr Ashrafuzzaman - Human Resource Officer
  • Mr Shreebash Saha - Accountant
  • Mr Md Belayet Hossain - Assistant Accountant
  • Ms Shoma Gomez - Documentation Management Officer cum Secretary
  • Ms Farzana Khaleque - Receptionist cum Training Coordinator
  • Mr Kishore K Barua - Driver
  • Mr Khalilur Rahman - Driver
  • Mr Sarwar Meazi - Driver
  • Mr Abdul Awal Chowdhury - Driver
  • Mr Kamruzzaman Khan - Driver
  • Mr Anwar Hossain - Driver
  • Mr Tariqul Islam - Messenger

 

Cooperation

  • Mr Mario Ronconi­­ - Minister Counsellor, Head of Unit - Head of Cooperation
  • Ms Evangelina Blanco Gonzalez - Attaché, Coordination & Aid Effectiveness Manager
  • Mr Aminul Islam­ - Senior Secretary

 

Governance

  • Ms Audrey Maillot - Second Secretary, Team Leader
  • Mr Eduard Pesendorfer - Attaché, Programme Manager – Governance
  • Mr Nurul Quader - Programme Manager- Governance
  • Ms Laila Jasmin Banu - Programme Manager - Governance & Human Rights
  • Ms Rahima Ahmed - Senior Secretary
  • Ms Sadia - Senior Secretary

 

Food Security and Nutrition, and Sustainable Development

  • Mr Manfred Fernholz - First Secretary, Team Leader
  • Ms Assunta Testa- Attaché, Programme Manager - Food & Nutrition Security
  • Ms Meriem El Harouchi  - Attaché, Programme Manager - Social Protection
  • Mr Mohammad Sifayet Ullah - Programme Manager - Climate Change & Disaster Preparedness
  • Mr Owasim Akram - Programme Manager – Livelihoods & Resilience
  • Mr Shyamal Bikash Chakma - Senior Secretary

 

Education & Human Development

  • Ms Doerte Bosse - First Counsellor, Team Leader
  • Ms Nadia Rashid - Project Manager - Health
  • Ms Jui Chakma - Project Assistant
  • Ms Ripa Chakma - Secretary

 

ECHO Office 

  • Rene De Vries - Head of Office
  • Mr Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman - Adminstration & Finance Assistant
  • Mr. Mokit Billah - Programme assistant
  • Mr Mohammad Salahuddin - Chauffeur-cum-Logistician
  • Mr Abdul Wahid Sujan - Chauffeur-cum-Logistician
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