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06 Sep 2018

Anne Bucher is appointed new Director-General for EC DG SANTE

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The European Commission (EC) has announced that Ms Anne Bucher, the current chair of the Commission's Regulatory Scrutiny Board, has been appointed as the new Director General of the Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) as of 1 October 2018.

Ms Bucher, a French national, has been working for the European Commission for 35 years. Throughout her career, she has focused on a variety of policy areas – economy and finance, development and social policy, taxation and information society. She has held management functions for most of her career and has been a senior manager in the Commission's Directorates-General for Economic Affairs and for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, respectively, since 2008. In March 2016, Ms Bucher became the Chair of the Commission's Regulatory Scrutiny Board (RSB), providing independent advice to the College of Commissioners. Amongst other issues, the RSB has contributed to the delivery of over 50 legislative proposals for the sectoral programmes under the new long-term budget of the EU for 2021-2027.

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EC - press release

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