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October 20, 2020

EC appoints Ruxandra Draghia-Akli Deputy Director-General for Research and Innovation

The European Commission on Wednesday has appointed Ruxandra Draghia-Akli to head its department for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), as of 1 September 2016, reads a European Commission release.

In the Commission, she is currently a Director in the Health Directorate of DG Research and Innovation, where she is in charge of a team of some 150 people and a budget of rd 1.3 billion annually.

Draghia-Akli is one of the four newly appointed Deputy Directors-General, alongside Charlina Vitcheva to the Joint Research Centre (DG JRC), Mario Campolargo to the Informatics Department (DG DIGIT) and Carlos Alegria to the Department for Interpretation (DG SCIC).

Ruxandra Draghia-Akli, a Romanian national, joined the European Commission in 2009 to work in its department for Research and Innovation. Prior to that, she spent nearly 20 years as a medical doctor and a researcher in Romania, France and the US. Her last position was a Vice-President of research of a biotechnology research company.

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