Mr Scheele joined the Commission in 1974 and is currently a Director at the
Mobility and Transport Directorate-General. In addition to his broad experience
in the Directorate-Generals for industrial affairs, transport and external
relations, Mr Scheele was the First Secretary and later Counsellor dealing with
international trade in the Commission’s Permanent Delegation in Geneva between
1982 and 1988. Between 2001 and 2006 he served as Head of the Commission’s
Delegation in Romania and accompanied the country's accession into the EU.
Mr Scheele was born in 1948 in Brentwood Essex and graduated from Trinity
Hall, Cambridge in 1970. He is married with two adult children and speaks
French, Romanian and German.
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