Head of Unit for Regional Programmes for Latin America and the Caribbean
DEVCO. European Union
Mr Felice Zaccheo has over 25 years of experience in international 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 development projects financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 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. From 2016 until May 2019 he was the Head of Unit for Sustainable Energy and Climate Change in the Directorate for Planet and Prosperity at DEVCO. In June 2019, he was appointed Head of Unit for Regional Programmes for Latin America and the Caribbean at DEVCO.