Carla Montesi is currently Director at the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA). She is responsible for the Directorate “Green Deal and Digital Agenda”, covering policy areas such as climate change, environment, sustainable energy, agri-food systems, transport, technology and digitalisation. Previously in DEVCO, Carla was Director for “Planet and Prosperity” (2018-2021) and Director for Western and Central Africa (2014-2018). Prior to 2014, she was Director at the DG for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.
A former lawyer specialised in European affairs at the College of Europe in Bruges, Mrs. Montesi’s earlier career encompassed diverse responsibilities in the field of EU external policy for development and cooperation, both at Headquarters and in EU Delegations in Africa, as well as experience in the Cabinet of EU Commissioner Emma Bonino for External Policy and Humanitarian Affairs.