Emer Cooke at the European Headquarters of the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, November 13, 2019 (Martial Trazzini/Shutterstock)

EMA nom­i­nates Emer Cooke as ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor to re­place Gui­do Rasi

The EMA’s man­age­ment board on Thurs­day nom­i­nat­ed Emer Cooke from a short list of can­di­dates to suc­ceed Gui­do Rasi as the agency’s next ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor.

Rasi, whose sec­ond term as EMA ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor ends on No­vem­ber 15, served as Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor from 2011-2014 be­fore be­ing forced to step down af­ter the Eu­ro­pean Union Civ­il Ser­vice Tri­bunal an­nulled his ap­point­ment.

With the nom­i­na­tion in hand, Cooke is set to ad­dress the Eu­ro­pean Par­lia­ment’s Com­mit­tee on En­vi­ron­ment, Pub­lic Health and Food Safe­ty (EN­VI) on 13 Ju­ly 2020 be­fore her for­mal ap­point­ment can pro­ceed. Once ap­point­ed, Cooke will be the fourth ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor in EMA’s 25-plus year his­to­ry.

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