Stefano Manservisi served in the European Commission as Director-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) and prior to that, as Head of Federica Mogherini's Private Office, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Commission Vice-President. In 2014, he was the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey. Before that, he held different positions at the Commission, including as Director-General for Migration and Home Affairs, and Director-General for Development and Relations with African, Caribbean, and Pacific States. He has also headed the Private Offices of the Commission's President Romano Prodi and Commissioner Mario Monti. He is chair of the governing Board of GCERF (The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund dedicated to preventing violent extremism). He is a visiting Professor at SciencesPo and the European University Institute. He is moreover special Advisor to Commissioner Gentiloni.