Andrzej Ryś

Director Health Systems, Medical products and Innovation, European Commission

Dr Andrzej Ryś is a medical doctor specialised in radiology and public health, graduated from Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. In 1991 he founded and ran as Director until 1997 the School of Public Health at the Jagiellonian University. From 1997 until 1999 he served as Director of the Krakow’s City Health Department. Between 1999 and 2002 he was Polish Deputy Minister of Health and Member of Government Negotiations’s Team for Poland’s Accession to the European Union. In 2003 he founded (2003) the “Center for Innovation, Technology Transfer and University Development” (CITTRU) at the Jagiellonian University, where he was Director until 2006. In 2006, he became Director for Public Health and Risk Assessment at the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO), in the European Commission. From 2011 until 2014, he assumed the position of Director for Health Systems and Products in DG SANCO. Since 2014, Dr. Andrzej Rys is the Director responsible for Health Systems, Medical Products and Innovation in DG SANTE.