Brian Glynn

Managing Director for the Americas, European External Action Service


Brian Glynn has been the Managing Director for the Americas in the European External Action Service (EEAS) since 2020. Previously, he had a posting as Ambassador of Ireland to the Federative Republic of Brazil (2014-18) and had served as Director for the US & Canada and Director for the Americas in the Department of Foreign Affairs. During the period 2018-2020, Brian served as Special Envoy of the Government of Ireland for its successful campaign for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council. During his career, he was also posted to the Embassy of Ireland in Madrid and to Ireland’s Permanent Representation to the EU, including a period working on EU-Latin America relations. He was promoted to the rank of Assistant Secretary (Director General) in January 2021.