Angelina Eichhorst currently serves as Deputy Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, Director for Western Europe, Western Balkans and Turkey at the European External Action Service led by High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini. Born in the Netherlands, she holds Master Degrees in languages and cultures of the Middle East and in political science. She also holds postgraduate diplomas in international law, human rights and the law of international organisations. Since 1996 she has served with the European Union in Brussels, Jordan, Syria. In Lebanon she was EU Ambassador/Head of Delegation from 2011-2015. From 1989-1996 she worked in Egypt, Somalia and New York with the private sector, the United Nations, research institutes and non-governmental organisations.