The Executive Director is the legal representative of the European Medicines Agency. He is responsible for all operational matters, staffing issues and drawing up the annual work programme.
The Agency's Executive Director is Guido Rasi. Professor Rasi holds a degree in medicine and surgery, with specialisation in internal medicine, allergology and clinical immunology from the University of Rome. From 1978 to 1990, he worked as a physician in hospital, research and private practice.
He worked from 1990 to 2008 in research at the Institute for Experimental Medicine of the National Research Council in Rome, directing the molecular medicine section from 2002 to 2005 and the Tor Vegata section from 2005 to 2008. He was made full professor of microbiology at the University of Rome 'Tor Vegata' in 2008.
From 2008 to 2011, Prof. Rasi was Director-General of the Italian Medicines Agency and a member of the European Medicines Agency's Management Board. He joined the Agency as Executive Director on 16 November 2011.
The services below report directly to the Executive Director.