New ECDC Management Board Chair and Deputy Chair elected
Anni Virolainen-Julkunen was elected Chair of ECDC’s Management Board at the Board’s meeting on 13-14 November 2018, for a two-year term.
Zofija Mazej Kukovič, Management Board member representing the European Parliament, was elected Deputy Chair of ECDC’s Management Board on the same occasion.
Dr Virolainen-Julkunen, MD, PhD, Specialist in Clinical Microbiology, is employed by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Finland and serves there as Ministerial Counsellor. She has been ECDC’s Management Board member from Finland since 2011, and has served as Deputy Chair since November 2016. Ms Mazej Kukovič is member of the ECDC Management Board since 2016, and has previously served as Minister of Health of Slovenia and as Member of the European Parliament.
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