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23 Aug 2016

Ruxandra Draghia-Akli appointed new Deputy Director-General to DG RTD

Before the summer break the European Commission announced the appointment of four Deputy Directors-General who will take up their positions on 1 September 2016. Ruxandra Draghia-Akli will be Deputy Director-General in DG RTD. Currently, she is Director for Health in charge of a team of some 150 people and a budget of some €1.3 billion annually. Ms Draghia-Akli  is a Romanian national, who joined the European Commission in 2009 to work in its department for Research and Innovation. Prior to that, she spent nearly 20 years as a medical doctor and a researcher in Romania, France and the US. Her last position was a Vice-President of research of a biotechnology research company.

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