Operational management

The day-to-day management of EFSA is the responsibility of the Executive Director with the support of Heads of department and Heads of unit, whose contact details you will find below.  EFSA's organisational chart (last updated 16/01/2019).

The EFSA general switchboard number is: +39 0521 036 111.

For urgent enquiries outside of office hours (8.30-18.00) and weekends: Telephone: +39 0521 036 911

Name Position Contact details

Executive Director Office

Bernhard Url Executive Director Bernhard.Url [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 397
+39 0521 036 201 (assistant)
+39 0521 036 678 (assistant)

Marta Hugas Chief Scientist Marta.Hugas [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 216

Hans Verhagen Senior Science Coordinator Hans.Verhagen [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 481

Alberto Spagnolli Senior Policy Adviser Alberto.Spagnolli [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 921

Communication, Engagement and Cooperation Department

Barbara Gallani Head of Department Barbara.Gallani [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 222
+39 0521 036 492 (assistant)

Victoria Villamar - DoI Head of Engagement & Cooperation Unit Victoria.Villamar [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 420

James Ramsay - DoI Head of Communication Unit James.Ramsay [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 776

Flavio Fergnani Team Leader – Media Relations Flavio.Fergnani [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 595

Goran Kumric Stakeholder Engagement Officer Goran.Kumric [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 392

Business Services Department

Selomey Yamadjako Head of Department Selomey.Yamadjako [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 467
+39 0521 036 275 (assistant)

Giovanni Fuga - DoI Head of Corporate Services Unit (a.i.) Giovanni.Fuga [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 447

François Monnart - DoI Head of Finance Unit Francois.Monnart [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 297

Ilias Papatryfon - DoI Head of Global Performance Services Unit (a.i.) Ilias.Papatryfon [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 654

Maria-Christina Andersen - DoI Head of Human Capital Unit MariaChristina.Andersen [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 283

Dirk Detken - DoI Head of Legal and Assurance Services Unit Dirk.Detken [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 426

Paul Devalier - DoI Head of Transformation Services Unit Paul.Devalier [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 395

Risk Assessment & Scientific Assistance Department

Juliane Kleiner Head of Department (a.i.) Juliane.Kleiner [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 411

Nikolaus Kriz - DoI Head of Animal and Plant Health Unit Nikolaus.Kriz [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 970

Didier Verloo - DoI Head of Assessment and methodological support Unit Didier.Verloo [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 480

Ernesto Liebana Criado - DoI Head of Biological Hazards and Contaminants Unit (a.i.) Ernesto.LiebanaCriado [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 854

Mary Gilsenan - DoI Head of Evidence management Unit Mary.Gilsenan [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 230

Tobin Robinson - DoI Head of Scientific Committee and Emerging risks Unit Tobin.Robinson [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 227

Scientific Evaluation of Regulated Products Department

Guilhem de Seze Head of Department Guilhem.deSeze [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 778
+39 0521 036 698 (assistant)

Karine Lheureux - DoI Head of Applications desk Unit Karine.Lheureux [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 424

Frank Verdonck - DoI Head of Feed Unit (a.i.) Frank.Verdonck [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 334

Claudia Roncancio Peña - DoI Head of Food Ingredients and Packaging Unit Claudia.RoncancioPena [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 414

Elisabeth Waigmann - DoI Head of GMO Unit Elisabeth.Waigmann [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 566

Valeriu Curtui - DoI Head of Nutrition Unit Valeriu.Curtui [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 526

Manuela Tiramani - DoI Head of Pesticide Peer Review Unit Manuela.Tiramani [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 489

Jose Tarazona - DoI Head of Pesticide Residues Unit Jose.Tarazona [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 825