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The EMA Executive Director's last work week – head of Danish Medicines Agency optimistic about the future

After ten years of leading the European Medicines Agency, Executive Director Guido Rasi passes on the torch as of November. Thomas Senderovitz, Director General at the Danish Medicines Agency, is optimistic about the agency moving towards a more modern management style.

Guido Rasi (middle) points at a model of what would later be the EMA headquarters. The relocation of the EMA from London to Amsterdam is one of the executive director's major achievements.

The end of October marks the end of an era, when the Italian Guido Rasi steps down as the Executive Director of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) after ten years in this role.

However, his departure should not be lamented: on the one hand, this is a natural development, since Rasi has been in this role for the maximal amount of years – ten – and on the other hand, and more importantly, Rasi's management style has not been notably progressive, innovative or modern.

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