FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Regional Programme Leader: Raimund Jehle

Raimund Jehle, FAO Regional Programme Leader for Europe and Central Asia, was appointed in August 2016. He has a wealth of experience in a wide range of areas at the United Nations and the European Commission.

Raimund Jehle, a national of Germany, has a PhD in agricultural economics. 

Prior to joining FAO, Jehle was a farmer, held several positions in academia and worked as a consultant for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs in Brussels. 

Since joining FAO in 1999, he has served in various positions at FAO headquarters in Rome and, as of 2007, in the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia in Hungary. 

Prior to his appointment as Regional Programme Leader, Jehle held the positions of Deputy Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia and Regional Initiative Coordinator. 

Parallel to his current position, he has served since 2016 as the FAO Representative in Albania, Armenia, Georgia and Republic of Moldova.