On 9 January 2015, the High Representative / Vice President and Head of the European Defence Agency (EDA) Federica Mogherini appointed Jorge Domecq as EDA Chief Executive. He took up his function on 01 February 2015. In spring 2017, following a proposal by Mrs Mogherini, EDA Member States decided unanimously to extend his initial three year mandate up to 1 February 2020.
Prior to his appointment, Jorge Domecq, a senior Spanish diplomat, served as Ambassador Permanent Representative of Spain to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and as Ambassador of Spain to the Republic of the Philippines.
Since the start of his diplomatic career in 1985, Jorge Domecq has held several positions with the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he acted as Director General for United Nations, Global Affairs and Human Rights, as well as Director General for Multilateral Affairs. Prior to that, he also acted as Director of the Private Office of the NATO Secretary General and as Diplomatic Adviser to the Spanish Minister of Defence.
“The diplomatic experience of Jorge Domecq as well as his knowledge of the European security and defence environment make him highly suitable for this position. He will help steer the European Defence Agency ahead of the June 2015 European Council and make an important contribution to the many challenges faced by Member States in the field of defence cooperation”, Federica Mogherini said.