Dr Pamela Rendi-Wagner nominated new Director of ECDC

Press release

On 20 February 2024, the Management Board of ECDC nominated Dr Pamela Rendi-Wagner to be the next Director of ECDC for a five-year period (2024-2029).

Andrea Ammon, Pamela Rendi-Wanger, Anni  Virolainen-Julkunen

“I am delighted to announce that Dr Pamela Rendi-Wagner has been nominated to be the next ECDC Director by ECDC’s Management Board. The Board is convinced that her experience, vision and plans will serve the Centre well for the next five years. We look forward to her upcoming hearing in the European Parliament in March,” said Dr Anni Virolainen-Julkunen, Chair of the ECDC Management Board. “On behalf of the Management Board, I would also like to express our gratitude and appreciation to Dr Andrea Ammon for the excellent work she has done as ECDC Director. We wish Andrea the best as she retires in June 2024”. 

Dr Pamela Rendi-Wagner spoke to ECDC staff after the vote and said “I am deeply honoured and grateful to the Management Board for entrusting me with the role of Director of ECDC. I look forward to taking up the position following the hearing at European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety”. 

Each Management Board member had one vote, and the candidate required support from two-thirds of all voting members. The Board members cast their vote by secret ballot. The Management Board of ECDC is composed of one member designated by each Member State, two members designated by the European Parliament, and three members representing the European Commission, all with a right to vote.  

Before her appointment, Dr Pamela Rendi-Wagner will be invited to make a statement before the European Parliament and to answer the questions of its Members. 

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As an independent EU Agency, ECDC reports to a Management Board whose members are nominated by the Member States, the European Parliament and the European Commission.