Director for Health systems, medical products and innovation responsible for Directorate B in DG SANTE, European Commission

Andrzej Jan RYS

Andrzej Ryś is the Director Health Systems, Medical Products & Innovation at DG Santé, European Commission. He is a medical doctor specialized in radiology and public health and graduated from Jagiellonian University, Krakow (PL)

His prior professional experience is: 1991: established School of Public Health at the Jagiellonian University. SPH’s director till 1997. 1997-1999: director of Krakow’s city health department. 1999-2002: deputy Minister of Health in Poland. Member of the Polish accession negotiators team. 2003: established and ran as a director, the Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer at Jagiellonian University. 2006: joined the European Commission as the Director for Public Health and Risk Assessment in DG Sanco in Luxembourg. 2011: appointed Director for Health Systems, Medical Products & Innovation in DG Santé in Brussels.

Main Competencies: Public Health, Health management, Health, social, education and research policies in the European Union, Pharmaceutical regulations, Health policy and health systems, Health and education reforms, Emergency Medical Systems, Public health and medical education – Schools of Public Health, Communication and public relation, Technology transfer, Crisis management, Regional policies and city management, NGOs development and management.

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