at Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI)
Mihail Dumitru is the European Commission’s Deputy Director-General at the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) in charge of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Direct Support, Rural Development and Sustainability since February 2014. He is responsible for the implementation of all CAP Direct Support, including Voluntary Coupled Support, and for the 118 Rural Development Programmes throughout the EU. In addition, he leads on environmental matters, including climate change issues. Dumitru joined DG AGRI in 2007 and held several positions. He served as Director of the Directorate of Rural Development Programmes I in DG AGRI from 2011 to 2014 including several responsibilities: coordinator of the training programme for the staff in the rural development directorates, contact point for the Task Force Greece and Green Ambassador for Romania. From 2009 to 2010, he has been Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Romania. Dumitru has a PhD from the National Institute for Economic Research in Bucharest and holds a Master’s Degree of Science from the International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies in Chania, Greece.