Director in Directorate C, Public Health and Risk Assessment,
DG Health and Consumers, European Commission
Andrzej Rys is a medical doctor graduated from Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.
He specialized in radiology and public health. In 1991 he established School of Public Health (SPH) at the Jagiellonian University and he was the SPH's director till 1997.
From 1997-1999 he took up the post of director of Krakow's city health department. In 1995 -1999 he was the Polish director of the "Harvard-Jagiellonian Consortium for Health" - a project focusing on local governments' role in health care.
In 1999 - 2002 he became the deputy Minister of Health in Poland and developed a new system of emergency medicine and new education system for nurses. He was a member of the Polish accession negotiators team.
In 2003 he established and ran as a director, the Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer at Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. He was also director for development of Diagnostic Ltd., executive director of the Polish Association of Private Health Care Employers and chief editor of the Journal "Health and Management". He joined the European Commission in June 2006.