Head of Cooperation, EU Delegation to Serbia
Yngve Engström has worked for the European Commission since 1996 and has more than 20 years of experience in managing staff, extensive experience in EU integration and transition economies, good governance and public procurement, international financial cooperation and managing of budgets. He has held several positions within the Commission’s services for external cooperation and in particular for the EU enlargement process.
Since October 2017, Mr. Engström serves as Head of Cooperation at the EU Delegation to Serbia, overseeing a 49 people strong operational team and the annual allocation of 200 million euro of EU pre-accession support to Serbia.kos
Most recently, since 2013, Mr. Engström held the equivalent position at the EU Delegation to Albania and before that from June 2007, Mr Engström was heading the Regional Cooperation & Programmes Unit within the European Commission’s Directorate General for Enlargement in Brussels, managing the programming and implementation of pre-accession support for regional cooperation and horizontal programmes for the EU enlargement countries.
From 2004 to May 2007, Mr Engström was Head of Section for financial and legal issues at the European Commission’s Delegation to Turkey, and before that he held various positions in the Commission’s external cooperation services as Legal Advisor and Coordinator in the area of financial cooperation.
Before joining the European Commission, between 1989 and 1996, Mr Engström served as a civil servant at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce in Sweden, and as a Legal Advisor and case handler at the Swedish Competition Authority.
Yngve Engström holds Master Degrees in Business and Public Law from Gothenburg University. He is a Swedish national.