European Medicines Agency welcomes new Head of Finance and Budget

News 17/11/2011

The European Medicines Agency has welcomed Michael Lenihan as the new Head of Sector for Finance and Budget.

Mr Lenihan, who joined the Agency on Wednesday 16 November 2011, holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from the University of Limerick, Ireland and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Before joining the Agency, Mr Lenihan was vice president and chief financial officer for 10 years at Hygena Cuisines, a French retail organisation with over 1000 employees. Before this post, he held a number of positions as an accountant, financial analyst and financial controller in Ireland, the United Kingdom and France.

Mr Lenihan takes over the position from Ulrike Nagl, the Agency's Head of Section for Budget, who was also working as Acting Head of Finance and Budget from January 2011. The Agency thanks Ms Nagl for her work in this role for the past 11 months.

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