Head of Unit Sustainable Energy and Climate Change at DG Internation Cooperation and Development
Felice Zaccheo has over 25 years of experience in cooperation and development. He started his professional career in Ethiopia where he was responsible for a rural development project. He has been project manager and adviser for several development projects financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affair in Peru, Tanzania, Tunisia and Nicaragua. 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. He started working in the European Commission Headquarters in Brussels in 2007. He is currently Head of Unit for Sustainable Energy and Climate Change.