Hervé Delphin (FR) is currently Head of the Strategic Planning Division at the European External Action Service. He previously worked as a European Commission official as Head of Unit in charge of the EU humanitarian and crisis response in the European Neighbourhood, Middle East, Central and South-Western Asia at DG ECHO (2014-2018). Prior to this, he held various positions in the Commission, notably in Cabinets between 2004 and 2014, as Head of the Cabinet of Kristalina Georgieva, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, and earlier on as deputy Head of the Cabinet of Commissioners Louis Michel and Karel de Gucht, Commissioners in charge of development policy and external relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.
Hervé Delphin is specialised in EU external relations with experience in humanitarian aid, crisis response as well as in EU foreign and security policy, development cooperation and international global issues. He has travelled extensively in Africa and the Middle East. Hervé Delphin has studied Political Science and History as well as European Studies in France, the UK and Belgium (MA at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques and MA at the College of Europe, where he also served as Academic Assistant in the Department of European Political and Administrative Studies). In 2014 he was awarded the title of “Knight of the Legion of Honour”, the highest French National Order.