Deputy Head of EU Delegation

Khaldoun Sinno

Khaldoun Sinno took up the position of Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina on 1 September 2016. Mr Sinno has extensive experience in EU external relations, particularly in the Western Balkans and transition countries.

Mr Sinno joined the European Commission in 2002 at the European Commission Directorate General for International Cooperation where he managed EU assistance programmes for the Western Balkans region.

At the European Commission Directorate General for Enlargement, he represented the European Commission during the Kosovo status negotiations and worked on preparing for the future EU presence in Kosovo.

From 2008 to 2012, Mr Sinno was deployed in Kosovo where he set up the political section at the newly created EU office and also spent one year as Acting Head of Office. In 2012, Mr Sinno was deployed first as head of political section and then Acting Head of Delegation at the newly created EU Delegation to Libya, working closely with the UN presence on the ground and preparing for a CSDP mission.

Before his assignment in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr Sinno was alternate Chair of the CONUN Council working party (United Nations) and dealing with overall EU-UN relations at the European External Action Service.

Mr Sinno studied international relations and European studies in Canterbury, Grenoble and Leuven.