Deputy Managing Director, European External Action Service
Luc DEVIGNE is a Director for Russia, Eastern partnership, Central Asia and OSCE; Deputy Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia at the European External Action Service (EEAS) since June 2016. After joining the Directorate-General for Trade of the European Commission in 1996, Mr. Devigne has held several positions in the areas of trade defense (1996-1999) and aerospace issues (1999-2002). He was an Executive Assistant to Director-General for Trade (2002-2005), the Head of Unit Intellectual Property and Government Procurement, (2005-2010), the Head of Unit Europe (EEA/EFTA, Balkans), Turkey, Russia, Eastern Neighborhood and Central Asia (2010-2015), and the Head of Unit Market Access, Industry, Energy, and Raw Materials (January 2016 - May 2016). Prior to joining the European Commission, he was a banker in corporate finance, M&A, and conducted international negotiations in the U.S., Brazil, China, and Japan. Mr. Devigne holds an LL.M., a degree in financial analysis, and a specialization in Economic Law.