Luis Delgado Sancho is Acting Director of JRC Directorate B ‘Growth and Innovation’ and Head of the Circular Economy and Industrial Leadership Unit of the JRC. Luis holds a MEngSc degree in Agricultural Engineering specialising in rural engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and a MSc in Economics.

Luis joined the Commission in 1987 as an Administrator in DG AGRI, working in different common market organisation and on the implementation of rural development policies and of the structural funds. He was the deputy permanent representative of the Commission to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome and he has been member of the cabinet of the Commissioner Oreja.

In the JRC he has been responsible for the activities of JRC Seville regarding techno-economic analysis on sustainable production and consumption, clean technologies, waste policy, product policy, sustainable use of resources and the interrelations between technological change, scientific developments, environment, the economy and policy approaches. He has been Head of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive.