Paola TESTORI COGGI
Director-General for Health and Consumers
Paola Testori Coggi is Director General in the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers of the European Commission since April 2010.
In July 2007 she became Deputy Director General for Health and Consumers with specific responsibility for Directorates D (Animal Health and Welfare), E (Safety of the Food Chain), F (Food and Veterinary Office) and scientific matters.
Since 2000, as Director for the Safety of the food chain, she has been responsible for the White Paper on food safety and the legislative action programme as well as the management of emergencies.
Paola Testori Coggi has held various positions at the European Commission, including Advisor for consumer health in the Cabinet of Commissioner Emma Bonino and she worked on the definition of the new EU policy on consumer health after the crisis of the mad cow disease.
Paola Testori Coggi is a biologist from the University of Milan, Italy, with a Master degree in Ecotoxicology. In 2008 she received a Doctor Honoris Causa in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cluj, Romania.