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Klaus Rudischhauser
Deputy Director General at DG Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid

Klaus Rudischhauser joined the European Commission in 1989 and took up duty in the Directorate-General Environment. Subsequently he worked on assistance to the Newly Independent States and then was Head of Unit at the Directorate-General Personnel and Administration and the Directorate-General Energy and Transport where he was in charge of the Transeuropean Transport Networks. From March 2007 to May 2011, he was Director at the Directorate-General Development and Relations with ACP Countries. His was responsible,
among other for: Programming of the European Development Fund (EDF), Panafrican issues, Peace and Security in Africa, Migration, Governance, Budget support and debt relief. From 2011 to 2012, he was in charge of Directorate B Quality and Impact of Aid at DG Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid. Since November 2011 he represents Commissioner Piebalgs in the UN initiative Energy for All. As of 1 August 2012 Mr Rudischhauser is Deputy Director General at DG Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid and oversees directorates EU development policy, Sustainable Growth and Development, Human and Society Development and the Task-force for an enhanced dialogue with International Organisation and three units dealing with respectively Communication and transparency, Institutional relations, Quality and results.

  • Austrian Development Cooperation, Republic of Austria
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities, Republic of Mauritius
  • Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia