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Sandra Gallina - Director General, DG for Health and Food Safety, European Commission

Nationality

Italian

Academic qualifications

  • 11/1981 – 07/1987: Laurea in Interpretazione – Summa cum laude

Scuola Superiore di Lingue Moderne per Interpreti e TraduttoriScuola Superiore di Lingue Moderne per Interpreti e Traduttori – Università di Trieste – Trieste, Italy

Professional experience in the

European Institutions

  • Since 16/10/2020: Director-General – Directorate-General Health and Food Safety (SANTE).

    • 07/2020 – 10/2020: Deputy Director-General – Directorate- General SANTE

      • 01/10/2020 - 15/10/2020: Acting Director-General – DG SANTE

    • 05/2018 – 06/2020: Deputy Director-General – Directorate- General Trade

    • 09/2015 – 04/2018: Director "Sustainable Development; Economic Partnership Agreements - African, Caribbean and Pacific; Agri-food and Fisheries" – DG TRADE. Appointed as Director ad interim from 01/2014 until 11/2014.

    • 01/2012 – 08/2015: Head of unit "Economic Partnership Agreements – African, Caribbean and Pacific, Overseas Countries and Territories" – DG TRADE

    • 01/2010 – 12/2011: Head of unit "Economic partnership agreements 1" – DG TRADE

    • 06/2001 – 01/2010: Team leader - EU Lead Negotiator for WTO- DDA Non-Agricultural Market Access (NAMA) and Coordinator of WTO Market Access and Customs Matters – DG TRADE

    • 09/1999 – 11/2001: Administrator for Non-Preferential Rules of Origin – Directorate-General "Taxation and Customs Union" (TAXUD)

    • 05/1988 – 09/1999: Interpreter Italian Language Unit – Directorate-General "Interpretation" (SCIC)

Language Skills

  • Italian, Spanish (mother tongue)

  • French, English

  • Portuguese, German

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