Ambassador of EU to South Africa -
Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of South Africa. Ambassador Cornaro arrived in South Africa in October 2015 as Head of Delegation of the European Union’s diplomatic mission to South Africa. Previously, he was Deputy Director General in the European Commission’s Directorate for Development Cooperation (DEVCO), a post that he held from 2012. He held the position of the European Commission’s co-chair of the EU-South Africa Joint Cooperation Council. He joined the European Commission in 2000, where he served in the Asia Directorate. He subsequently was posted as the EU’s Ambassador to Vietnam from 2003 to 2007. In 2007, he was appointed Director for the European Neighbourhood in the European Commission.