Fernando Frutuoso de Melo

Fernando Frutuoso de Melo was appointed director general of the European Commission's EuropeAid in July 2013, taking up his new functions in November. With the Commission since 1987, he has considerable experience in development, human resources, inter-institutional relations and fisheries issues. He previously served as deputy director general of the human resources department, as well as in the private offices of EU Commissioner Olli Rehn and Commission President Barroso.