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Ambassador-designate David O’Sullivan

Ambassador-designate David O’Sullivan is only the second EU diplomat to occupy the position of EU Ambassador to the United States since the Treaty of Lisbon came into force on December 1, 2009.

You can learn more about Ambassador-designate David O’Sullivan by reading his biography. The Ambassador’s Corner on the Delegation website will host a selection of his speeches, videos, and media appearances, as well as feature his official travels.

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    David O’Sullivan Biography

    Prior to arriving in the United States, David O’Sullivan served as the Chief Operating Officer of the European External Action Service. The EEAS supports the High Representative/Vice President of the European Commission, in fulfilling her mandate to ensure the consistency of the Union’s external action. The EEAS also assists the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission in the area of external relations.

    David was Director General for Trade from 2005 to 2010. Previously he was Secretary General of the European Commission from June 2000 to November 2005, Head of Cabinet of Commission President Romano Prodi and Director General for Education and Training. He started his career in the Irish Foreign Ministry and spent four years in the Commission Delegation in Tokyo. He also has extensive experience in EU social and employment policy. David has a background in economics, graduating from Trinity College, Dublin and having completed post graduate studies at the College of Europe, Bruges. He holds an Honorary Doctorate from the Dublin Institute of Technology. He is also a Member of the Consultative Board of the Institute for International Integration Studies at Trinity College, Dublin. He is a visiting Professor at the European College of Parma and was awarded Alumnus of the Year 2013 by the College of Europe, Bruges. In June 2014, David O’Sullivan was awarded the EU Transatlantic Business Award by the American Chamber of Commerce.

    He is married with two children.

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    Credentials

    Ambassador-designate David O’Sullivan is scheduled to present his credentials to President Barack Obama at the White House in December. At this credentials ceremony, Mr. O’Sullivan will formally become the new European Union Ambassador to the United States.

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