The European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD)

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the EuFMD meets twice a year. The Executive Committee, made up by eight Member Nations and FAO, WOAH, and the European Commission, agree to the EuFMD workplan. Thereafter, one member of the Executive maintains an oversight and guidance on the components development while the workplan is implemented by the EuFMD Secretariat. 

The Executive Committee is made up by a Chairperson, two Vice-Chairs, and one observer - elected by the Member Nations at the General Session - and governs the Commission between the Sessions.

FAO, WOAH, DG-SANTE, OECD, European Union Reference Laboratory, The Pirbright Institute, and World Reference Laboratory participate as observers to all the Executive Committee meetings.

The reports of the Executive Committee are available here.

The elected member of the Executive Committee for the 2022-23 biennium are as follows:

Name

Country

Title

Lajos Bognar (Chairperson)

Hungary

Chief Veterinary Officer, Food-Chain Safety Control, Ministry of Agriculture

Susana Guedes Pombo (1st Vice Chair)

Portugal

Chief Veterinary Officer, General Directorate of Food and Veterinary Medicine

Hendrik-Jan Roest (2nd Vice Chair)

Netherlands

Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

Christodoulos Pipis

Cyprus

Chief Veterinary Officer, Director Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment

Hele-Mai Sammel

Estonia

Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Rural Affairs

Taina Aaltonen

Finland

Chief Veterinary Officer, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Matjaž Guček

Slovenia

Chief Veterinary Officer, Administration for Food safety, Veterinary sector and Plant protection

Durali Koçak

Türkiye

Director General of Food and Control, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Christine Middlemiss

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Chief Veterinary Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

 Observers

Name

Country

Title

Saša Bošković

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Department for Animal Health and Welfare - Veterinary Office

Spiridon Doudounakis 

Greece

Head of Animal Health Directorate, Ministry of Rural Development and Food

Cristina Bungardean-Armas

Romania

Director of the President's Cabinet at the National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority