Development and Cooperation- EuropeAid Director General
Mr Fernando Frutuoso de Melo (born in 1955), is a longstanding Portuguese Commission official. He was recruited in 1987 after passing a general competition and has a wide experience in several policy areas, including important management responsibilities.
Mr Frutuoso de Melo first worked for 10 years in the Commission's Directorate-General (DG) for Development, where he was appointed Head of Unit in 1993. He later worked in DG Human Resources and in DG Fisheries, before joining in 2004 the private office of Commissioner Olli Rehn, then responsible for enlargement. In 2006, he was appointed Director in the Secretariat General of the Commission, being responsible mainly for relations with the European Parliament. In 2009, he joined the private office of President Barroso, as Deputy Head, and in May 2012 was appointed deputy director general in DG Human Resources and Security. In July 2013 he was appointed Director General of DG Development Cooperation – EuropeAid, taking up the new functions in November. Before joining the Commission he worked in the Portuguese civil service and in the private sector. He holds a degree in law and studied also development policy, history and public management. He has a strong background in development policy, human resources/administration and inter-institutional relations, in particular with the European Parliament.
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