Paola Testori Coggi
Organisation: European Commission
Profession: Director General in the Directorate-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 food safety and animal health, inspections 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.
She was previously 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 food safety crisis.
Paola Testori Coggi joined the European Commission in 1983 in the Directorate-General for Environment where she worked until 1989 in the field of the control of dangerous chemicals and industrial risks. Afterwards, she served as Member responsible for the research programmes on life sciences, environment and energy in the Cabinet of the Vice-President of the European Commission, Filippo Maria Pandolfi. She also worked in the EU Joint Research Centre where she was responsible for administrative coordination.
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.