Hanina Ben Bernou serves as Regional Adviser for International Cooperation at the European Union Delegation to the United Arab Emirates.
Previously, she was also an Adviser at the European Union Delegations to Kenya and to Somalia and a Programme Manager at the European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships. Hanina has more than ten years of diplomatic, programmatic and analytical experience in support of EU foreign and security policy, partnerships and aid at HQ and in Somalia, Kenya and the countries of the Gulf, Horn of Africa and Red Sea region. Her previous work experience in the private sector also allowed her to deepen her understanding of a wide range of topics related to energy and water.
Hanina holds a degree in law and in political science. She studied in Potsdam, Paris and Aix-en-Provence.
Hanina is a cosmopolitan migrant who has German-Algerian roots and a French-German education and has lived and worked in the UAE, Kenya, Somalia, Belgium, France, Spain and Algeria.