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Anneli PAULI

Anneli PAULI
Deputy Director-General
Directorate-General for Research & Innovation
European Commission


Nationality: Finnish

Academic qualifications:
1994: Doctor’s degree, University of Helsinki (microbial ecology)
MSc, University of Helsinki (major in limnology)

Professional experience in the European Institutions:
16 April 2008 to date: Deputy Director-General, Research & Innovation DG
1 April 2007-15 April 2008: Deputy Director-General, DG JRC

Professional experience before joining the European Institutions:
2001-March 2007 : Academy of Finland : Vice President (Research)
1996-2000 : Academy of Finland: Secretary General, Research Council for Environment and Natural Resources (also responsibility for the implementation and development of the Finnish Centre of Excellence Programmes)
1995-current : Helsinki University of Technology: Senior lecturer (Docent), microbiology in water and wastewater engineering
1983-1988, 1990, 1995 : Ministry of the Interior, later Ministry of the Environment: Researcher, planner, senior planner, senior adviser (environmental research policy and financing)
1991-1994 : Water and Environment Research Institute: Senior researcher (environmental biotechnology)
1988-1990 : The Nessling Foundation: Research manager (policy and financing of environmental research)
1980-1983 : Pollab Ltd : Consultant (water and wastewater research)
1979-1983 : University of Helsinki, Dept. of Limnology: Amanuensis and part-time teaching assistant
1979-1980 : Institute of Marine Research: Researcher

Other activities:
Several memberships and chairpersonships in international, EU and national Committees and Working Groups, e.g. member of the High Level group on Joint Programming, European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), Chair of European Research Ares Committee (ERAC), Chair of the Governing Board of the Science & Technology Centre in Ukraine (STCU) and EU representative of the Governing Board of International Science & Technology Centre in Moscow (ISTC). EC representative to the High Level Group of COST-ESF (the European COoperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research COST-European Science Foundation ESF). Member in Management Committees of environmental research during FP4 and 5, Chair of Steering Committee of "BONUS for the Baltic Sea Science-Network of Funding Agencies", Member of the Management Board of the European Chemicals Agency, Vice-Chair of the Nordic Research Board (NordForsk), member of OECD Global Science Forum.

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