Bernard Crabbé is head of the environment mainstreaming & circular economy sector at the European Commission, Directorate General for International Partnerships (INTPA).
An agricultural engineer by training, with a specialization in tropical agronomy and environment, Bernard has spent most of his professional career in developing countries.
He managed rural development projects in Timbuktu (Mali), Xaignabouli (Laos) and Ambato Boeni (Madagascar) for the United Nations. He then served as the adviser for environment and sustainable development matters to the Belgian Secretary of State for Development Cooperation in Brussels (Belgium). After a few years as development cooperation attaché in the Belgian embassies in Quito (Ecuador) and Dakar (Senegal), he joined the European Commission in 2008.
He was head of the rural development and environment section at the EU Delegation in Kampala (Uganda). He now works at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels where he has been successively in charge of the forest sector (2021-2015) and of the environment mainstreaming & circular economy sector since September 2015.