Davor Percan has more than 20 years of operational and managerial experience in international environmental relations and development assistance. Prior to joining the European Commission in 2006, he worked in the energy sector, researching energy efficiency and renewable energy policies and managing related international assistance in Zagreb, Croatia.
Upon joining the EC, Davor followed Croatia’s alignment with the EU body of legislation and managed EU accession-related financial assistance in two chapters: environment and energy. After Croatia’s accession to the EU, he continued his career in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enlargement, later to become the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR). After a short assignment as Financial Officer, he managed the EU’s annual financial assistance programmes for Kosovo in the Western Balkans directorate.
Davor joined DG Environment in 2018 as head of unit for bilateral and regional environmental cooperation in the Global Sustainable Development directorate.
Davor has a Bachelor’s degree in geography and Master’s degrees in environmental management and energy and environmental management from Oxford Brookes University, UK and Scuola Superiore Enrico Mattei, Italy. He specialised in strategic environmental assessment, environmental impact assessment and environmental management. He is a Croatian citizen.