Directorate for Operations and Partnerships
Diego Escalona Paturel
Executive Director of Operations and Partnerships
Seconded by the European Commission, Diego Escalona Paturel is the Executive Director for Operations and Partnerships of the Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat since September 2018.
Diego Escalona Paturel has a long experience in European external relations and in managing large development cooperation portfolios. Since the year 2000, he has served in several EU Delegations in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. He was Head of Cooperation in Lebanon from 2010-2014 and Head of Cooperation in the EU Delegation to Egypt, before joining the UfM in September 2018.