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Luc Verhelst to lead IT operations at EMA

Takes over at the European regulator as head of information and communications technology from Hans-Georg Wagner

Luc Verhelst - European Medicines Agency (EMA)The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has appointed Luc Verhelst as its new head of information and communications technology.

He replaces Hans-Georg Wagner, who had been in charge of the agency's IT systems since 2002, and joins from Belgium-based financial services providerIsabel, where he had been chief operating officer since February, 2011.

Verhelst will oversee a variety of IT operations at the EMA, including the regulator's financial and budget systems, human resources, electronic document management, record management, print and file serving and access control systems.

Leading operations to keep track of medicines throughout the course of their regulatory life cycle using information systems will also be a large part of Verhelst's role.

He has over 20 years' experience in senior IT roles across several industries, including banking, marketing, insurance and healthcare, and from 1983 to 1990 served as an officer in the Belgian army.

17th February 2012

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