Mauro Petriccione
Director-General DG Clima

In 1982 Mauro Petriccione graduated in law from the University of Bari and after a short period of research at the same university, he moved to London in 1984, first as a Visiting Research Scholar at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and then as a postgraduate student at the London School of Economics. In 1986 he obtained an LL.M. from the University of London and in September 1987 he joined the European Commission. Since then, Mauro Petriccione has worked in trade policy, covering a wide range of activities and negotiations: from trade defence to standards, investment, competition, WTO, dispute settlement and others. From 2014 to early 2018, he was Deputy Director-General of DG Trade, responsible for trade relations related to services and investment, intellectual property, public procurement, agri-food, and fisheries; trade relations with Asia, Latin America and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries; trade and sustainable development. He was chief negotiator for several trade agreements, such as the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). In March 2018, he was appointed Director-General for Climate Action.

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