Fernando Frutuoso de Melo

Fernando Frutuoso de Melo

Role
Director General International Cooperation and Development
Works at
European Commission

Mr Fernando FRUTUOSO DE MELO is, since November 2013, European Commission Director General responsible for international cooperation and development. Before joining the Commission in 1987, he worked in Portuguese civil service and in private sector. During his career in the Commission he held different positions; he worked namely as Head of Unit in DG Human Resources and DG Fisheries, Deputy Head of Private office of Commissioner Rehn and President Barroso, Director in Secretariat General, Deputy Director General in DG HR. 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.