The European Medicines Agency (EMEA) has elected a veterinarian as the new chairman of its management board.
Pat O’Mahony, chief executive of the Irish Medicines Board, was elected for a three-year term from 7 June 2007. Mr O’Mahony is a trained veterinarian who also holds a master's degree in business administration. Before joining the Irish regulatory authority in 2002, he was director of consumer protection at the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. Mr O’Mahony has been a member of the EMEA’s management board since 2003.
Separately, Lisette Tiddens-Engwirda, secretary-general of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), has been elected vice chair of the board, also with a three-year term. Ms Tiddens-Engwirda holds a master’s degree in law and political science. Before joining the CPME, she was secretary-general of the pharmaceutical group of the European Union. She has been an EMEA board member since 2005.
1. EMEA press release, 8 June 2007.
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