Ruxandra Draghia-Akli

Deputy Director-General, European Commission

Ruxandra Draghia-Akli is a genetics and biotechnology expert with an EU point of view.

Draghia-Akli is Deputy Director-General for Research & Innovation at the European Commission, responsible for the Research Programmes. She serves as the Commission representative in the Governing Boards of most Joint Technology Initiatives of the EU with different industrial sectors. She has contributed considerably during these past years to the successes of the ‘Health’ Programme. Draghia-Akli joined the European Commission as Director for Health Research, and had previously worked in biotechnology companies as Vice-President, managing research programmes in the area of gene therapy and DNA vaccination.

Ruxandra Draghia-Akli is speaking at the following WCEF2017 sessions:

Tue 6 June at 13.30 : Financing the Circular Economy