The Council of Europe has appointed Petra Dörr, PhD, as future Director of the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM). She will take over the function from the current Director, Susanne Keitel, in October 2021.
Petra Dörr comes to the EDQM with more than 25 years of international experience in the public and private sector – in the pharmaceutical industry, with a regulatory authority and more recently with the World Health Organization (WHO).
Ms Dörr is currently the Head of Unit Regulation and Safety at the Regulation and Prequalification Department, Access to Medicines and Health Products Division at WHO. This unit includes teams dealing with facilitated product introduction, incidents and substandard or falsified medical products, laboratory services and networks, pharmacovigilance, regulatory convergence and networks, and regulatory system strengthening.
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