The Agency has a new Director in charge of its Corporate Services Directorate (CSD): Ginette Manderscheid who joined EDA in April 2017 as Deputy Director Corporate Services and Head of Human Resources, has taken over from Luigi Sandrin as of today, 1 July 2021.
Ginette Manderscheid, a Luxembourgish citizen, has vast international experience including at the Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the Western European Union (WEU), the Security Policy Section of WEU and the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) in Thessaloniki (Greece) which she joined in 2000. In December 2005, she took up duties as Head of Human Resources and General Support in Cedefop, ensuring delivery of comprehensive HR services, financial management of staff-related expenditure as well as general support. She also served as an EU Agencies representative for negotiations with the European Commission after the 2014 Reform of the EU Staff Regulations.
“It is a privilege for me to lead the Corporate Services Directorate at a particularly challenging time for European defence in general, and for the Agency in particular. EDA plays a central role in implementing the various EU defence initiatives as well as in the prioritisation of EU defence capabilities and I look forward to contributing to this important work, together with my highly qualified, experienced and engaged colleagues”, Ginette Manderscheid stated when she took up her new post.
Ginette Manderscheid holds a B.A. in Philosophy from York University (UK), an M.Phil. in International Relations from Oxford University and an M.Sc. in International Human Resource Management from Birkbeck College (London University).