Operational management

The day-to-day management of EFSA is the responsibility of the Executive Director with the support of department and unit managers, whose contact details you will find below. EFSA's organisational chart (last updated 01/10/2017).

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

Juliane Kleiner Senior Science Coordinator Juliane.Kleiner [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 411

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

+39 0521 036 921

Communications and External Relations Department

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

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

Stef Bronzwaer Head of Advisory Forum & Scientific Cooperation Unit Stef.Bronzwaer [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 669

James Ramsay Head of External Relations Unit (a.i.) James.Ramsay [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 776

Rory Harrington Head of Risk Communication Unit (a.i.) Rory.Harrington [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 484

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

+39 0521 036 595

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

+39 0521 036 447

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

+39 0521 036 297

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

+39 0521 036 654

Selomey Yamadjako Head of Human Capital Unit (acting) Selomey.Yamadjako [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 467

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

+39 0521 036 426

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

+39 0521 036 395

Risk Assessment & Scientific Assistance Department

Hans Verhagen Head of Department Hans.Verhagen [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 481
+39 0521 036 452 (assistant)

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

+39 0521 036 970

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

+39 0521 036 480

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

+39 0521 036 854

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

+39 0521 036 230

Tobin Robinson 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 Head of Applications desk Unit Karine.Lheureux [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 424

Manuela Tiramani Head of Feed Unit (a.i.) Manuela.Tiramani [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 489

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

+39 0521 036 414

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

+39 0521 036 566

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

+39 0521 036 526

Jose Tarazona Head of Pesticides Unit Jose.Tarazona [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 825