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Environment DG

Who's Who in Environment DG

The Commissioner for the Environment DG is Janez Potočnik

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Office of the Director-General

Director-General Karl FALKENBERG tel 322 299.22.20
Assistant to the Director-General Lore GENAND tel 322 296.35.98
Directly attached to the Director-General:
SIAC (Shared Internal Audit Capability) Aneta WILLEMS tel 322 295.13.93
Cellule HR & Finance Anne Louise FRIEDRICHSEN tel 322 299.97.44

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Deputy Director-General

Deputy Director-General ... tel

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Directorate A: Green Economy

Director Julio GARCIA BURGUES f.f. tel 322 296.87.63
Advisor Herbert AICHINGER tel 322 296.69.54
A1. Eco-Innovation & Circular Economy - Head of Unit Hugo-Maria SCHALLY tel 322 295.85.69
Deputy Head of Unit ... tel
A2. Waste Management & Recycling - Head of Unit Julio GARCIA BURGUES tel 322 296.87.63
Deputy Head of Unit Karolina D'CUNHA (replacing Julius LANGENDORFF)

tel 322 299.88.29

A3. Chemicals - Head of Unit Bjorn HANSEN tel 322 296.50.15
Deputy Head of Unit Cristina DE AVILA tel 322 296.25.45

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Directorate B: Natural Capital

Director Pia BUCELLA tel 322 299.02.14
Advisor Andras DEMETER tel 322 296.32.45
Advisor Vesna VALANT tel 322 298.86.75
B1. Agriculture, Forests & Soil - Head of Unit Claudia OLAZABAL tel 322 299.04.41
Deputy Head of Unit Andrea VETTORI tel 322 295.56.03
Head of sector Forest Focus Ernst SCHULTE tel 322 296.02.24
B2. Bio-diversity - Head of Unit François WAKENHUT tel 322 296.53.80
Deputy Head of Unit Laure LEDOUX tel 322 295.73.84
B3. Nature - Head of Unit Stefan LEINER tel 322 299.50.68
Deputy Head of Unit Micheal O'BRIAIN tel 322 296.87.22

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Directorate C: Quality of Life, Water & Air

Director Marianne WENNING tel 322 295.59.43
C1. Water - Head of Unit Pavel MISIGA tel 322 299.44.20
Deputy Head of Unit Nicola NOTARO tel 322 299.04.99
C.2. Marine Environment & Water Industry - Head of Unit Joachim D'EUGENIO f.f. tel 322 299.03.55
Deputy Head of Unit Joachim D'EUGENIO tel 322 299.03.55
C.3 Air & Industrial Emissions - Head of Unit Thomas VERHEYE tel 322 295.96.39
Deputy Head of Unit Christopher ALLEN tel 322 299.02.61

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Directorate D: Implementation, Governance and Semester

Director Aurel CIOBANU DORDEA tel 322 299.98.71
D1. Enforcement, Cohesion Policy & European Semester, Cluster 1 - Head of Unit George KREMLIS tel 322 296.65.26
Deputy Head of Unit Stephanos AMPATZIS tel 322 295.21.70
D2. Enforcement, Cohesion Policy & European Semester, Cluster 2 - Head of Unit Ion CODESCU tel 322 299.02.14
Deputy Head of Unit Marie-Claude BLIN tel 322 295.02.70
D3. Enforcement, Cohesion Policy & European Semester, Cluster 3 - Head of Unit Paul SPEIGHT tel 322 296.41.35
Deputy Head of Unit Martina DOPPELHAMMER tel 322 299.36.60
D4. Compliance promotion, governance & legal issues - Head of Unit Róbert KONRÁD tel 322 299.86.33
Deputy Head of Unit Liam CASHMAN tel. 322 299.03.25

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Directorate E: Global & Regional Challenges, LIFE

Director Timo MAKELA tel 322 296.26.34
Advisor Jill HANNA tel. 322 295.32.32
E1. International, Regional & Bilateral Relations - Head of Unit Nicholas HANLEY tel 322 296.87.03
Deputy Head of Unit Helen MCCARTHY tel 322 299.01.13
E2. Global Sustainability, Trade & Multilateral Agreements- Head of Unit Astrid SCHOMAKER tel 322 296.96.41
Deputy Head of Unit Hans STIELSTRA tel 322 299.11.98
E3. LIFE - Nature -
Head of Unit
Angelo SALSI tel 322 296.93.76
Deputy Head of Unit

Anne BURRILL

tel 322 295.43.88

E4. LIFE - Environment -
Head of Unit
Hervé MARTIN tel. 322 296.54.44
Deputy Head of Unit Christian STRASSER tel 322 296.03.38
EA SME B.3 (Mirror Unit) LIFE & CIP eco-innovation - Head of Unit Beatriz YORDI AGUIRRE  
B.3.1 LIFE (Mirror Sector) - HoS    

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Directorate F: Strategy

Director Nicholas Banfield f.f. tel 322 296.87.61
Advisor Robert FLIES tel 322 295.79.79
F1. Resource Efficiency & Economic Carina VOPEL tel 322 296.91.75
Deputy Head of Unit Manfred ROSENSTOCK tel 322 295.48.87

F2. Strategy, Coordination& Communication

Bettina DOESER tel 322 296.70.50
Deputy Head of Unit Astrid LADEFOGED tel 322 295.60.19
F3. Knowledge, Risks & Urban Environment Nicholas BANFIELD tel 322 296.87.61
Deputy Head of Unit Bernhard BERGER tel 322 299.53.04

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Shared Resources Directorate (SRD)

Director Bruno PRAGNELL tel 322 299.11.00
SRD.1 Human Resources & Administration Hans DE JONG tel 322 295.13.47
Deputy Head of Unit Alan HUYTON tel 322 296.46.81
SRD.2 Finance François CASANA tel 322 295.19.78
Deputy Head of Unit Alexandra VAKROU tel 322 299.61.33
SRD.3 Information Technology José TORCATO tel 322 296.35.37
Deputy Head of Unit Eddy PHILIPPAERTS tel 322 296.01.33

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Organisation chart is available in PDF format by clicking the language icon: en

Environment DG's offices are at the following location:
Avenue de Beaulieu 5
1160 Brussels

Our postal address is:
Environment Directorate-General
European Commission
B-1049 Brussels

If you want to send an e-mail to a specific person in the Commission, please use the following e-mail addressing format: firstname.lastname@ec.europa.eu