Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, appointed Pedro Serrano De Haro Soriano as the new Deputy Secretary General for CSDP (Common Security and Defence Policy) and Crisis Response at the European External Action Service (EEAS).
Pedro Serrano was Managing Director a.i. for Crisis Response Operational Coordination of the EEAS. Previously he served as Principal Advisor on External Affairs to former President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, and was the first to head the EU Delegation at the United Nations, New York, after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty. He has been active in the field of CSDP since 2000, including by heading the Directorate for Civilian Crisis Management at the General Secretariat of the Council. Prior to joining the EU, Pedro Serrano served as a Spanish diplomat.
Pedro Serrano will take up his function on 1 November 2015.
EEAS organigramme: http://eeas.europa.eu/background/docs/organisation_en.pdf