Daniel Calleja Crespo
Daniel Calleja is currently Director General of DG Environment.
Before joining DG ENV on 1st September 2015, Mr Calleja was Director General of DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. Previously, he was the Deputy Director General of DG Enterprise and Industry, and Special Envoy for SMEs. Mr Calleja was Director for Air Transport at the European Commission from November 2004 to February 2011.He has successfully negotiated, on behalf of the E.U., the EU-US Open Skies Agreement.
From 1993 to 2004 he worked in different positions in the cabinets of several Commissioners, including the President of the European Commission. Mr. Calleja was the Head of Cabinet for Commissioner Marcelino Oreja, responsible for institutional affairs, and for the Amsterdam Treaty negotiations. He was also the Head of Cabinet of the Vice-president of the European Commission, Mrs. Loyola de Palacio, in charge of Transport and Energy between 1999 and 2004.