EMA picks WHO’s Cooke to replace Rasi as executive director

EMA picks WHO’s Cooke to replace Rasi as executive director

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) management board has nominated Emer Cook to be the next executive director of the agency. Cooke, who works at the World Health Organization (WHO), will replace Guido Rasi later in the year if she comes through the remaining steps in the hiring process.

Thursday, the EMA management board selected Cooke as the next executive director after talking to the shortlisted candidates. EMA is yet to share details of the subsequent vote, but Cooke needed to secure the backing of two-thirds of the 36-person board to win the nomination. The next step is for Cooke to make a statement to a European Parliament committee.

Assuming the European Parliament supports the appointment, EMA will issue a contract to Cooke, positioning her to take up the executive director position. Rasi is set to step down as EMA executive director Nov. 15.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) management board has nominated Emer Cook to be the next executive director of the agency. Cooke, who works at the World Health Organization (WHO), will replace Guido Rasi later in the year if she comes through the remaining steps in the hiring process.

Thursday, the EMA management board selected Cooke as the next executive director after talking to the shortlisted candidates. EMA is yet to share details of the subsequent vote, but Cooke needed to secure the backing of two-thirds of the 36-person board to win the nomination. The next step is for Cooke to make a statement to a European Parliament committee.

Assuming the European Parliament supports the appointment, EMA will issue a contract to Cooke, positioning her to take up the executive director position. Rasi is set to step down as EMA executive director Nov. 15.

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