Erica Gerretsen is a graduate of Paris Dauphine (Maîtrise Sciences de Gestion) and Sciences Po Paris (DESS Aménagement et développement local). She has been working at the European Commission, in the field of external relations, since 1995. She has been posted in Slovenia and Benin. Since 2013 she was Head of Unit, successively for West Africa, Central Africa and development effectiveness. She is currently Head of Unit for Budget Support, Public Finance and Domestic Revenue Mobilisation. In this role, she oversees all EU budget support programmes worldwide and contributes to the international dialogue on public finance management and domestic revenue mobilisation.