Fundación Euroamerica

La Fundación Euroamérica es una organización para fomentar las relaciones entre Europa y América

Daniel Calleja (English)



Director-General for Environment, European Commission





Nationality: Spanish

Academic qualifications:

  • 1985: Diploma in EU Law with honours. Universidad Complutense (Madrid)
  • 1984: Diploma in European Business Law, City of London Polytechnic
  • 1983: Master in Economics and Business Administration. Universidad de Comillas. ICADE. Madrid
  • 1982: Law Degree, with honours. Universidad de Comillas. Madrid


Professional experience in the European Institutions:

As from September 2015: Director-General DG Environment (ENV)

February 2012 to August 2015: Director-General DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW) and SME Envoy. To note: DG Enterprise and Industry became DG Internal Market, Industry,Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW) on 1 January 2015.

February 2011 to January 2012: Deputy Director-General DG Enterprise and Industry (ENTR) and SME Envoy

November 2004 to January 2011: Director for Air Transport at the European Commission (TREN/MOVE)

October 1999 to November 2004: Head of Cabinet of the Vice-President of the European Commission, Mrs. Loyola de Palacio in charge of Transport and Energy

November 1995 to September 1999: Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Mr Marcelino Oreja, in charge of Institutional Affairs, Audiovisual Policy and Relations with the E.P.

January 1995 to October 1995: Member of Cabinet of the President to the Commission, Mr Jacques SANTER

1993 to 1994: Member of Cabinet of the Commissioner of Transport and Energy, Mr Abel Matutes and Mr Marcelino Oreja

1986 to 1992: Member of the Legal Service of the Commission of the European Communities

Professional experience before joining the European Institutions:

  • 1984-1986, Legal Adviser to Procter & Gamble (Spain)


Other professional activities:

Since 1984, Member of the Madrid Bar Association

Lecturer of EEC Law in: Universidad de Comillas, ICADE; European Institute of Public Administration (Maastricht); Spanish National University (UNED) and Real Instituto de Estudios Europeos de Zaragoza

Lecturer in EEC Law, Fordham University, New-York, October 1990


Language Skills: Spanish (mother tongue), English and French (fluent), German, Italian and Portuguese (good knowledge)