Head of Unit for Sustainable Energy and Climate Change, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
Mr Felice Zaccheo has over 25 years’ experience in cooperation and development.
He started his professional career in the field as responsible for a rural development project in Ethiopia. He has been project manager and adviser for several rural development projects financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affair in Peru, Tanzania, Tunisia and Nicaragua.
Mr Zaccheo joined the European Commission in 1997 at the Food and Veterinary office in Dublin. He moved back to Africa in 1999, as Head of Rural Development for the EU Delegation in Nigeria. Among other tasks, he was responsible for rural development micro-projects in the Niger Delta.
In 2003-2007 he was Head of Rural Development for the EU Delegation in Jamaica. One of his main tasks was the execution of development projects in the Caribbean, including Jamaica and Belize.
As from 2007 he works in the European Commission Headquarters in Brussels. Since 2016 he has been Head of Unit for Sustainable Energy and Climate Change in the Directorate for Planet and Prosperity at DEVCO.