Mr. Tassos Haniotis
Director, European Commission
Tassos Haniotis is Director for "Strategy, Simplification and Policy Analysis" (formerly "Economic Analysis, Perspectives and Evaluations; Communication") in the DG for Agriculture and Rural development of the European Commission. He has also held posts as Acting Director for Direct Payments, as Head of Unit in the Units for Agricultural Policy Analysis and Perspectives, and for Agricultural Trade Policy Analysis in DG AGRI, as Deputy Head of Cabinet of former European Commissioner for Agriculture Franz Fischler, and as Agricultural Counsellor in the European Commission’s Delegation in the US.
He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia in the U.S., and a B.A. in Economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business in his native Greece, and was a visiting Fellow at the Centre for European Agricultural Studies, Wye College, University of London, focusing on EU-US agricultural trade relations in the Uruguay Round of GATT negotiations before joining the European Commission.
A member of the Executive of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium during 2012-14, he currently represents the European Commission in the G20's Rapid Response Forum and GEOGLAM Advisory Committee.