Marco Panigalli is the head of the unit 'Capacities and Operational Support", in the Directorate General for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (DG ECHO), in the European Commission. The unit is responsible, inter alia, of the implementation of the rescEU initiative, in the framework of the European Civil Protection Mechanism.
Mr. Panigalli has joined the European Commission in 1993, and has worked in various departments (budget, environment, regional policy, external relations). He started in DG ECHO in 2012, as head of the Budget, Finance and Audit unit. He is managing the current unit since February 2019. He studied Economics at the Bocconi University (Milan) and International Relations at the ULB (Brussels).