Regis Meritan is the Head of the Sector “Agriculture Growth” in the Unit Sustainable Agri-Food systems and Fisheries at the European Commission, Directorate General for International Partnerships.
He is an Agro-economist and holds a PhD in Food Science from the Institute National Agronomies, Paris, France. Prior to this post, until 2014, he was the Economic Advisor of the European Union Delegation to Tunisia. He had been previously posted in various African countries and in the Middle East, dealing with agriculture programs and policies and humanitarian issues since 1990. He has been an author of a number of articles and publications on agricultural policies and economy in Sub-Saharan Africa. He has also an experience of private sector in agro-industry in France.