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High Representative Federica Mogherini announces senior appointments

High Representative Federica Mogherini announces senior appointments
 
 
Brussels, 31 August 2015 – Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission, announced today the appointments of 19 senior appointments to EU Delegations, following the previous 16 appointments on 28 July. A further 4 appointments of Heads of EU Delegations will be announced in due course, depending on the receipt of agrément from the third countries involved.
 
 
Jose Ignacio SALAFRANCA has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Argentina. He is a former Member of the European Parliament. 
 
Piotr SWITALSKI has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia. He is currently serving as Director for Policy Planning in the Council of Europe and was formerly the Permanent Representative of Poland to the Council of Europe.
 
Jean LAMY has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Burkina Faso. He is currently serving as Coordinator of the taskforce on civilian cooperation for the Republic of Central Africa.  He was formerly the French Ambassador to Burundi. 
 
Denisa-Elena IONETE has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Chad. She is currently serving as Head of Unit for Fragility and Crisis Management in the European Commission. 
 
Ana Paula ZACARIAS has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Colombia. She is currently serving as Head of the EU Delegation in Brazil. 
 
Jernej VIDETIČ has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Guyana. He is currently serving as Head of the Department for International Development Cooperation Policies in his Ministry. He was formerly the Slovenian Ambassador to Montenegro. 
 
Vincent DEGERT has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Haiti. He is currently serving as Head of Russia Division in the EEAS. He was formerly Head of the EU Delegations in Serbia and in Croatia.
 
Tomasz KOZLOWSKI has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to India and Bhutan. He is currently serving as Head of the EU Delegation in South Korea.
 
Andrea Matteo FONTANA has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Jordan. He is currently serving as Head of Unit in charge of Geographic Coordination for Neighbourhood East in the European Commission. He previously served in the Delegations in Syria and Russia.
 
Iina Marjaana SALL has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Mauritius. She is currently serving as Deputy Head of the EU Delegation in Kenya.
 
Ioannis GIOGKARAKIS-ARGYROPOULOS has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Papua New Guinea. He is currently serving as Head of Unit in the European Commission, in the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency. He has previously served in the Delegations in Senegal, Ethiopia and Djibouti. 
 
Franz JESSEN has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Philippines. He is currently serving as Head of the EU Delegation in Vietnam. 
 
Markus CORNARO has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to South Africa. He is currently serving as Deputy Director General for Development in the European Commission. He was formerly Head of the EU Delegation in Vietnam.
 
Roeland VAN DE GEER has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Tanzania. He is currently serving as Head of the EU Delegation to South Africa.
 
Hansjoerg HABER has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Turkey. He is currently serving as the German Ambassador to Egypt.
 
Patrizio FONDI has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to United Arab Emirates. He is currently serving as the Italian Ambassador to Jordan.
 
Bruno ANGELET has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Vietnam. He is currently serving as the Belgian Ambassador to Vietnam.
 
Ralph-Joseph TARRAF has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to West Bank and Gaza Strip. He is currently serving as the German Ambassador to Jordan.
 
Alessandro MARIANI has been appointed as Head of the EU Delegation to Zambia. He is currently serving as Head of Division CSDP Policy, Partnerships and Agreements in the EEAS. He was formerly Head of the EU Delegations in Mauritius, Comoros, Seychelles as well as Malawi.

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