EMA: Emer Cooke takes over leadership position
Emer Cooke from Ireland began her mandate as Executive Director of the EMA on November 16, 2020. On June 25, 2020 she was the first woman nominated for this position (we reported).
She already worked at EMA from 2002 to 2016 and has 30 years of experience in international regulatory affairs. Top priority will be given to the development and approval of safe and effective drugs and vaccines against Covid-19. In addition to the current situation, which she described as a "public health crisis of unprecedented scale", she names the following impending challenges:
- Dealing with antibiotic resistance
- Support of innovations
- Leveraging the opportunities for drug development provided by digitalisation
EMA: Emer Cooke takes office as head of EMA