Portuguese Fernando Frutuoso de Melo was appointed director general of development and cooperation, the largest EC directorate on Wednesday.
The European Commission (EC) appointed Portuguese Fernando Frutuoso de Melo director general of development and cooperation, the largest EC directorate on Wednesday.
Frutuoso de Melo (57) has worked for the EC since 1987 and will be the only Portuguese among the 38 EC director generals and will head up the directorate responsible for formulating EC development policy and defining sector policies in the area of foreign aid to reduce poverty in the world, ensure sustainable development while promoting democracy, peace and security.
The directorate has services in Brussels and more than 120 countries around the world.
According to a statement issued by the Commission in Brussels on Wednesday, Melo has great experience in various sectors of community policies including 10 years at the development general directorate but also at the fisheries DG and the human resources area.