Angel Carro joined FIPRA after a long and successful career with the EU institutions. He is an expert in EU international relations, UN and multilateral diplomacy, sustainable development and food systems.
After a spell of working with Union Bank of Switzerland, Angel joined the team of economic advisors to the Director General for Agriculture of the European Commission, and went on to lead DG AGRI teams both on enlargement negotiations and on rural development strategy.
On the diplomatic front, Angel served the EU both abroad and at headquarters. He was posted to Tanzania as Economic Counsellor and to UK to head the London Press office of the Commission’s Representation, before becoming Ambassador and Deputy Head of Mission to the United Nations in New York.
On his return to Brussels, he led teams for Mercosur and Southern Africa, before joining the team of Senior Advisors to the Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) on Strategic Policy Planning.
In 2017, Angel created the Open Earth Foundation (OEF), which fosters sustainable development, solidarity and education through art and creativity. Angel holds an MA in Agricultural Economics, and a PhD in Economics from the Swiss Institute of Technology Zürich (ETHZ), as well as an MA in Public Management from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).
A dual Spanish and Swiss national, Angel is fluent in Spanish, French, German and English, with a working knowledge of Portuguese.