The European Commission has appointed Daniel Calleja Crespo as Director-General of its Legal Service, succeeding Luis Romero Requena, who will retire on 30 June. Mr. Calleja Crespo, a Spanish national, is currently Director-General of the DG for Environment, a position he has been occupying since 2015.
Mr. Calleja Crespo joined the Commission in 1986 as a member of the Legal Service after having been Legal Adviser to Procter & Gamble. He has served directly under four different Commissioners, two of them as Head of Cabinet, and has also worked in the DG of Enterprise and Industry and as Director-General of the DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, among other positions.
He will assume his new position starting 15 July 2020.
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