Advisory functions

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The European Medicines Agency has advisory functions and support services that support the Executive Director, the Deputy Executive Director and the Agency on a range of operational, policy and scientific issues in their various fields of expertise.

The advisory functions report directly to the Executive Director, while the Deputy Executive Director support services report directly to the Deputy Executive Director

An organisation chart shows the full structure of the advisory functions.

Senior Medical Officer

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Senior Medical Officer

Hans-Georg Eichler

Nationality: Austrian

Career to date:

Education:

  • Master of Science in toxicology, University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom (1980)
  • Doctor of medicine, University of Vienna Medical School, Austria (1979)

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Scientific Committees Regulatory Science Strategy

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Head of Scientific Committees Regulatory Science Strategy

Anthony Humphreys

Nationality: Irish

Career to date:

  • Head of Scientific Committees Regulatory Science Strategy, European Medicines Agency (2016-present)
  • Head of Procedure Management and Committees Support (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2015-2016)
  • Head of Scientific Committee Support, European Medicines Agency (2013-2016)
  • Deputy Head of Procedure Management and Business Support, European Medicines Agency (2014-2015)
  • Head of Regulatory, Procedural and Committee Support, European Medicines Agency (2009-2013)
  • Head of Regulatory Affairs and Organisational Support, European Medicines Agency (2001-2009)
  • Deputy Head of New Chemical Substances, European Medicines Agency (1998-2001)
  • Senior Project Manager, European Medicines Agency (1996-1998)
  • Senior Registration Officer, Glaxo Research and Development Limited, London, United Kingdom (1991-1996)
  • Senior Project Pharmacist, Glaxo Research and Development Limited, London, United Kingdom (1988-1991)
  • Development Pharmacist, Birex Pharmaceuticals Limited, Dublin, Ireland (1986-1988)

Education:

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Head of Regulatory Science Observatory

To be decided.

Head of Scientific Committees Coordination

To be decided.

International Affairs

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Head of International Affairs (ad interim)

Agnes SaintRaymondAgnès Saint Raymond

Nationality: French

Career to date:

  • Head of International Affairs (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2016-present)
  • Head of Portfolio Board, European Medicines Agency (2016-present)
  • Head of Programme Design Board, European Medicines Agency (2013-2016)
  • Head of Human Medicines Special Areas, European Medicines Agency (2009-2013)
  • Head of Safety and Efficacy (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2004-2005)
  • Head of Scientific Advice and Orphan Drugs, European Medicines Agency (2001-2009)
  • Head of Unit for Pharmaco-toxico-clinical Assessment, French Medicines Agency, France (1995-2000)
  • Medical adviser, Laboratoires Roger Bellon and Servier International, France (1990-1995)
  • Paediatrician, Necker Hospital for Sick Children, Paris (1981-1990)

Education:

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Audit

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Head of Audit

Edit WeidlichEdit Weidlich

Nationality: Hungarian

Career to date:

  • Head of Audit, European Medicines Agency (2013-present)
  • Head of Internal Audit, European Medicines Agency (2009-2013)
  • Vice President, Government Audit Office, Budapest, Hungary (2007-2009)
  • Commissioner to the Minister of Finance, Budapest, Hungary (2003-2007)
  • Director General, Government Control Office, Budapest, Hungary (1993-2003)
  • Deputy Head of Unit, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Budapest, Hungary (1980-1993)

Education:

  • Certified Chartered accountant degree, Institute of Chartered Accountant, Hungary (2008)
  • Certified government auditing professional, Institute of Internal Auditors, Altamonte Springs, United States (2006)
  • Doctoral degree in international economics, University of Economics, Budapest, Hungary (1987)
  • Masters degree in mathematics and system analysis, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary (1977)

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Legal

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Head of Legal

Stefano MarinoStefano Marino

Nationality: Italian

Career to date:

  • Head of Legal, European Medicines Agency (2013-present)
  • Head of Anti-fraud Office (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2015-present)
  • Head of Legal Service, European Medicines Agency (2013)
  • Corporate Legal and Intellectual Property Director, Sigma-Tau, Rome, Italy (1997-2013)
  • Chairman, Corporate Governance Committee, Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals Inc., Gaithersburg, United States (2012-2013)
  • Board Member and Corporate Secretary, Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals Inc., Gaithersburg, United States (2001-2013)
  • Chief Compliance Officer, Sigma-Tau, Rome, Italy (2010-2013)
  • Chairman, Trademark Committee, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, Brussels, Belgium (2005-2013)
  • Member, Intellectual Property Policy Committee, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, Brussels, Belgium (1998-2011)
  • Intellectual Property Contract Manager, Montell, Milan, Italy (1996-1997)
  • General Counsel, A. Menarini, Florence, Italy (1988-1996)
  • Customs and Excise Officer, Bergamo / Florence, Italy (1986-1987)

Education:

  • Admission to the bar of Italian solicitors (1989)
  • Legal practitioner, Studio Legale M. Siniscalchi, Consenza, Italy (1986-1988)
  • Research fellowship in public law and economics, Italian Parliament, Rome, Italy (1988)
  • Research fellowship in international and diplomatic studies, University of Florence, Italy (1986)
  • Degree in international law, University of Florence, Italy (1986)

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Deputy Head of Legal

Tomasz Jabłonski

Nationality: Polish

Career to date:

Education:

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Head of Litigation Office

Nathalie Rampal OlmedoNathalie Olmedo

Nationality: Spanish

Career to date:

  • Head of Litigation Office, European Medicines Agency (2015-present)
  • Head of Litigation Office (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2014-2015)
  • Legal Administrator, European Medicines Agency (2007- 2014)
  • Associate lawyer, Ashurst LLP, Brussels, Belgium (2002-2007)
  • Associate lawyer, Liedekerke Siméon Wessing Houthoff, Brussels, Belgium (2001-2002)

Education:

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Head of Anti-fraud Office (ad interim)

Stefano MarinoStefano Marino

Nationality: Italian

Career to date:

  • Head of Anti-fraud Office (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2015-present)
  • Head of Legal, European Medicines Agency (2013-present)
  • Head of Legal Service, European Medicines Agency (2013)
  • Corporate Legal and Intellectual Property Director, Sigma-Tau, Rome, Italy (1997-2013)
  • Chairman, Corporate Governance Committee, Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals Inc., Gaithersburg, United States (2012-2013)
  • Board Member and Corporate Secretary, Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals Inc., Gaithersburg, United States (2001-2013)
  • Chief Compliance Officer, Sigma-Tau, Rome, Italy (2010-2013)
  • Chairman, Trademark Committee, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, Brussels, Belgium (2005-2013)
  • Member, Intellectual Property Policy Committee, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, Brussels, Belgium (1998-2011)
  • Intellectual Property Contract Manager, Montell, Milan, Italy (1996-1997)
  • General Counsel, A. Menarini, Florence, Italy (1988-1996)
  • Customs and Excise Officer, Bergamo / Florence, Italy (1986-1987)

Education:

  • Admission to the bar of Italian solicitors (1989)
  • Legal practitioner, Studio Legale M. Siniscalchi, Consenza, Italy (1986-1988)
  • Research fellowship in public law and economics, Italian Parliament, Rome, Italy (1988)
  • Research fellowship in international and diplomatic studies, University of Florence, Italy (1986)
  • Degree in international law, University of Florence, Italy (1986)

Declaration of interests

Head of Long Term and Special Projects Office

Sandra Vanlievendael

Nationality: Belgian

Career to date:

  • Head of Long Term and Special Projects Office, European Medicines Agency (2014-present)
  • Head Pharmaceutical Law Section, European Medicines Agency (2012-2013)
  • Senior Legal Administrator, Legal Service, European Medicines Agency (2006-2012)
  • Legal Administrator, Legal Service, European Medicines Agency (1996-2006)
  • Legal Administrator, European Commission, Directorate-General XII/B/O - Science, Research and Development, Brussels, Belgium (1995-1996)
  • Legal Trainee, European Commission, Directorate-General - Environment, Nuclear Safety and Civil Protection, Brussels, Belgium (1993-1994)

Education:

  • Maîtrise en Droit européen, University of Liège, Belgium (1995)
  • Licentiaat in de Rechten, University of Antwerp, Belgium (1992)
  • Kandidaat in de Rechten, University of Brussels (University Faculties St Aloysius), Belgium (1989)

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Portfolio Board

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Head of Portfolio Board

Agnes SaintRaymondAgnès Saint Raymond

Nationality: French

Career to date:

  • Head of Portfolio Board, European Medicines Agency (2016-present)
  • Head of International Affairs (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2016-present)
  • Head of Programme Design Board, European Medicines Agency (2013-2016)
  • Head of Human Medicines Special Areas, European Medicines Agency (2009-2013)
  • Head of Safety and Efficacy (ad interim), European Medicines Agency (2004-2005)
  • Head of Scientific Advice and Orphan Drugs, European Medicines Agency (2001-2009)
  • Head of Unit for Pharmaco-toxico-clinical Assessment, French Medicines Agency, France (1995-2000)
  • Medical adviser, Laboratoires Roger Bellon and Servier International, France (1990-1995)
  • Paediatrician, Necker Hospital for Sick Children, Paris (1981-1990)

Education:

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