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The European Medicines Agency's Information Management Division enables the Agency, its staff, members of its committees, working parties and advisory groups, and other stakeholders, to make efficient and effective use of information technology in order to achieve its organisational and policy objectives.

It provides high-quality and advanced information-technology-infrastructure solutions and e-services, support services, and unified telecommunications facilities including solutions for physical and virtual meetings, in addition to the information systems required to support Agency corporate business processes.

It delivers the systems defined in the European Union telematics strategy for use by the European regulatory network, the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare professionals and the general public.

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Head of Information Management

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Head of Information Management

Alexis Nolte

Nationality: French

Career to date:

  • Head of Information Management, European Medicines Agency (2015-present)
  • Head of Information Management Strategy and Governance (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2017-present)
  • Head of Project Assurance and Management Service (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2017-present)
  • Head of Information Technology (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2015)
  • Head of Procedure Management and Business Support, European Medicines Agency (2013-2015)
  • Head of Quality of Medicines, European Medicines Agency (2010-2013)
  • Head of Product Data Management (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2009-2010)
  • Scientific Administrator, European Medicines Agency (2004-2009)
  • Consultant to World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (2003-2004)
  • Scientific Administrator, European Medicines Agency (1999-2002)
  • Post-doctoral Research Scientist, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France (1997-1998)
  • Research Fellow, Free University Berlin, Germany (1992-1996)
  • Trainee, European Commission Directorate-General for Research / Biotechnology (1997)
  • Research Fellow, INSERM U272 Research Unit, Nancy, France (1990-1992)
  • Research Fellow, University of Denver, United States (1991-1992)
  • Hospital Pharmacy Trainee, Central University Hospitals, Nancy, France (1990-1991)

Education:

  • Diploma in strategic management and leadership, Chartered Management Institute, United Kingdom (2011)
  • Masters in regulatory affairs and pharmaceutical legislation, University of Lille, France (1997)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in biochemistry / molecular biology, Free University Berlin, Germany (1996)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Nancy, France (1992)
  • Masters degree in biochemistry, University of Nancy, France (1990)

Declaration of interests

Information Management Strategy and Governance

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Head of Information Management Strategy and Governance (ad interim)

Alexis Nolte

Nationality: French

Career to date:

  • Head of Information Management Strategy and Governance (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2017-present)
  • Head of Information Management, European Medicines Agency (2015-present)
  • Head of Project Assurance and Management Service (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2017-present)
  • Head of Information Technology (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2015)
  • Head of Procedure Management and Business Support, European Medicines Agency (2013-2015)
  • Head of Quality of Medicines, European Medicines Agency (2010-2013)
  • Head of Product Data Management (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2009-2010)
  • Scientific Administrator, European Medicines Agency (2004-2009)
  • Consultant to World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (2003-2004)
  • Scientific Administrator, European Medicines Agency (1999-2002)
  • Post-doctoral Research Scientist, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France (1997-1998)
  • Research Fellow, Free University Berlin, Germany (1992-1996)
  • Trainee, European Commission Directorate-General for Research / Biotechnology (1997)
  • Research Fellow, INSERM U272 Research Unit, Nancy, France (1990-1992)
  • Research Fellow, University of Denver, United States (1991-1992)
  • Hospital Pharmacy Trainee, Central University Hospitals, Nancy, France (1990-1991)

Education:

  • Diploma in strategic management and leadership, Chartered Management Institute, United Kingdom (2011)
  • Masters in regulatory affairs and pharmaceutical legislation, University of Lille, France (1997)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in biochemistry / molecular biology, Free University Berlin, Germany (1996)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Nancy, France (1992)
  • Masters degree in biochemistry, University of Nancy, France (1990)

Declaration of interests

Head of Technology and Architecture Office

Stefan Blixen-FineckeStefan Blixen-Finecke

Nationality: Danish

Career to date:

  • Head of Technology and Architecture Office, European Medicines Agency (2017-present)
  • Head of Planning, Architecture and Quality (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2016-2017)
  • Chief Technology Officer, European Medicines Agency (2016)
  • Manager of Technology Architecture, Financial Conduct Authority, London, United Kingdom (2015-2016)
  • Enterprise Architect for Authorisation, Supervision & Contact Centre, Financial Conduct Authority, London, United Kingdom (2011-2015)
  • Head of Architecture and Methodology, Telenor Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark (2009–2011)
  • Chief Architect, Cybercity A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark (2005-2009)
  • Senior Systems Developer, Cybercity A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark (2002-2005)
  • Associate, e2eFactory, Copenhagen, Denmark (2001-2002)

Education:

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Head of Telematics and Governance Office

Radhouane Cherif Radhouane Cherif

Nationality: French

Career to date:

  • Head of Telematics and Governance Office, European Medicines Agency (2017-present)
  • Head of Telematics Office, European Medicines Agency (2015-2017)
  • Head of Rheumatology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology and Immunology (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2013-2015)
  • Scientific Administrator, European Medicines Agency (2008-2013)
  • European Regulatory Affairs, Schering-Plough Europe, Brussels, Belgium (2000-2008)

Education:

Declaration of interests

Head of Project Assurance and Management Service (ad interim)

Alexis Nolte

Nationality: French

Career to date:

  • Head of Project Assurance and Management Service (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2017-present)
  • Head of Information Management, European Medicines Agency (2015-present)
  • Head of Information Management Strategy and Governance (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2017-present)
  • Head of Information Technology (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2015)
  • Head of Procedure Management and Business Support, European Medicines Agency (2013-2015)
  • Head of Quality of Medicines, European Medicines Agency (2010-2013)
  • Head of Product Data Management (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2009-2010)
  • Scientific Administrator, European Medicines Agency (2004-2009)
  • Consultant to World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (2003-2004)
  • Scientific Administrator, European Medicines Agency (1999-2002)
  • Post-doctoral Research Scientist, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France (1997-1998)
  • Research Fellow, Free University Berlin, Germany (1992-1996)
  • Trainee, European Commission Directorate-General for Research / Biotechnology (1997)
  • Research Fellow, INSERM U272 Research Unit, Nancy, France (1990-1992)
  • Research Fellow, University of Denver, United States (1991-1992)
  • Hospital Pharmacy Trainee, Central University Hospitals, Nancy, France (1990-1991)

Education:

  • Diploma in strategic management and leadership, Chartered Management Institute, United Kingdom (2011)
  • Masters in regulatory affairs and pharmaceutical legislation, University of Lille, France (1997)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in biochemistry / molecular biology, Free University Berlin, Germany (1996)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Nancy, France (1992)
  • Masters degree in biochemistry, University of Nancy, France (1990)

Declaration of interests

Business Data and Analytics

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Head of Business Data and Analytics

Francisco PenarandaFrancisco Peñaranda Fernández

Nationality: Spanish

Career to date:

  • Head of Business Data and Analytics, European Medicines Agency (2015-present)
  • Head of Business Data and Support, European Medicines Agency (2013-2015)
  • Head of Parallel Distribution and Certificates, European Medicines Agency (2009-2013)
  • Scientific Administrator, European Medicines Agency (1997-2009)
  • Head of Analytical Research, Kao, Barcelona, Spain (1996-1997)
  • Quality Assurance Specialist, Wassermann S.A., Barcelona, Spain (1987-1996)

Education:

  • Post-graduate studies in quality management and statistics
  • Degree in chemistry specialising in analytical chemistry, University of Barcelona, Spain

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Head of Product and Application Business Support

Claudia GaleazzoClaudia Galeazzo

Nationality: Italian

Career to date:

  • Head of Product and Application Business Support, European Medicines Agency (2009-present)
  • Senior Administrative Assistant, European Medicines Agency (1996-2009)
  • Personal Assistant to Managing Director, Infolife S.r.l, Monselice, Italy (1991-1995)
  • Clinical Research Assistant, Fidia Farmaceutici SpA, Abano Terme, Italy (1988-1991)

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Head of Data Standardisation and Analytics

Paolo AlciniPaolo Alcini

Nationality: Italian

Career to date:

  • Head of Data Standardisation and Analytics, European Medicines Agency (2015-present)
  • Head of Data Collection and Management, European Medicines Agency (2009-2015)
  • EudraVigilance Scientific Administrator, European Medicines Agency (2005-2009)
  • Scientific Administrative Assistant, European Medicines Agency (2004-2005)
  • Information and Communications Technology System Administrator allocated to the EudraVigilance project at the European Medicines Agency, Bassilichi SpA, London, United Kingdom (2003-2004)
  • System Administrator, Teorema Engineering, Trieste, Italy (2002)
  • Lieutenant, Italian Army, Terni, Italy (2001-2002)
  • Allievo Ufficiale di Complemento, Caserma Cecchignola, Rome, Italy (2001)
  • Professor of Physics, Mathematics and Electronics, ITIS High School, Portogruaro, Italy (2000-2001)

Education:

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Head of Data and Information Lifecycle Management

Sylvie BeausuroySylvie Beausuroy

Nationality: French

Career to date:

  • Head of Data and Information Lifecycle Management, European Medicines Agency (2015-present)
  • Head of Product Database Management, European Medicines Agency (2009-2015)
  • Records Management Business Analyst, European Medicines Agency (2006-2009)
  • Electronic Document and Records Management Expert, European Central Bank, Frankfurt-Am-Main, Germany (2004-2006)
  • Knowledge Manager, Mega international, Paris, France (2000-2004)
  • Information Specialist, PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting, Paris, France (1998-2000)
  • Documentalist Trainee, National Testing Laboratory, Paris, France (1996-1997)

Education:

  • Postgraduate diploma in documentation and information management, National Institute Documentation Techniques, Paris, France (1997)
  • Postgraduate diploma in management, Institute of Business Administration, Metz, France (1995)
  • Bachelors and Masters degrees in international exchanges, University of Metz, France (1994)

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Information Technology Services and Delivery

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Head of Information Technology Services and Delivery

Pedro Pina FerreiraPedro Pina

Nationality: Portuguese

Career to date:

  • Head of Information Technology Services and Delivery, European Medicines Agency (2017-present)
  • Head of Information Technology Operations, European Medicines Agency (2014-2017)
  • Head of Applications Development and Maintenance (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2016-present)
  • Head of Information Systems and Technology, Infarmed, Lisbon, Portugal (2009–2014)
  • Head of Back-Office Services, PT Sistemas de Informação, SA, Lisbon, Portugal (2003–2009)
  • Operational Director, CFocus, Lisbon, Portugal, (2002–2003)
  • Managing Consultant, Cap GeminiErnst & Young Portugal, SA, Lisbon, Portugal (1992–2002)

Education:

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Head of Information Technology Support Service

Christoph BuchhierlChristoph Buchhierl

Nationality: German

Career to date:

  • Head of Information Technology Support Service, European Medicines Agency (2017-present)
  • Head of Customer Services, European Medicines Agency (2009-2017)
  • Administrative Assistant, European Medicines Agency (1995-2009)
  • Administrative Assistant, Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices, Berlin, Germany (1982-1995)

Education:

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Head of Infrastructure and Operations Service

Bruno PistoriBruno Pistori

Nationality: Italian

Career to date:

  • Head of Infrastructure and Operations Service, European Medicines Agency (2017-present)
  • Head of Applications and Platform Services, European Medicines Agency (2015-2017)
  • Head of Application Services, European Medicines Agency (2014-2015)
  • Head of Platform Services (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2014-present)
  • Head of Information Technology Operations (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2014)
  • Head of Unified Communications, European Medicines Agency (2009-2014)
  • Responsible for Information Technology Corporate Operations, European Medicines Agency (2003-2009)
  • Information Technology Senior System Administrator, European Medicines Agency (1998-2003)
  • Information Technology System Administrator, Joint Research Centre, United Kingdom (1995-1998)
  • Head of Technical Support, Delta Srl, Milan, Italy (1988-1995)
  • Electronics Engineer, Space Srl, Trana, Italy (1981-1988)

Education:

  • Chief Technician Diploma in industrial electronics and telecommunications, ITIS Legnano, Italy

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Head of Applications Delivery Service

Tim Buxton

Nationality: British

Career to date:

  • Head of Applications Delivery Service, European Medicines Agency (2017-present)
  • Head of Applications Development and Maintenance (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2016-2017)
  • IT Service Strategy Manager, IT Operations, European Medicines Agency (2015-2016)
  • Head of Information Technology Data (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2014-2015)
  • Head of Information Technology Co-ordination and Support, European Medicines Agency (2014-2014)
  • Head of Information Technology Data, European Medicines Agency (2013-2014)
  • Head of Information Technology Development, European Medicines Agency (2012-2013)
  • Head of Information and Communications Technology Development, European Medicines Agency (2009-2012)
  • Head of Project Management, European Medicines Agency (2002-2009)
  • Head of Unit Support, European Medicines Agency (1998-2002)
  • Consultant, European Medicines Agency (1997-1998)
  • Management Consultant (1995-1997)
  • Finance Director, small company (1988-1995)
  • Manager, Corporate Finance, Barclays de Zoete Wedd (1987-1988)
  • Supervisor, Corporate Finance, Touche Ross & Co (1986-1987)
  • Audit, Touche Ross & Co (1983-1986)

Education:

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Head of Information Security

Elias TavaresElias Tavares

Nationality: Portuguese

Career to date:

  • Head of Information Security, European Medicines Agency (2017-present)
  • Head of Information Security (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2015-2017)
  • IT Security Officer, European Medicines Agency (2012-present)
  • Security Administrator, European Medicines Agency (2009-2012)
  • Head of IT Infrastructure, Infarmed, Lisbon, Portugal (2004-2008)
  • Infrastructure Coordinator, Infarmed, Lisbon, Portugal (2003-2004)
  • Security and Network Administrator, Lisbon, Portugal (1996–2003)

Education: 

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