18. Sep 2020
EuropaBio’s General Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Andrew Topen as the new Chairman of the association.
EuropaBio’s General Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Andrew Topen as the new Chairman of the association. Andrew Topen joined Novartis in September 2019 and has since then led the overall public affairs strategy and strategic relationships within Region Europe.
EuropaBio is the European Association for Bioindustries. It aims to promote an innovative and dynamic European biotechnology industry.
EuropaBio holds a unique position to promote biotechnology innovations to the benefit of people and the planet, said Topen, on assuming his new role.
“It has an important role to play in shaping the European Green Deal and the Farm to Fork, the Industrial, Pharmaceutical and Digital strategies to set the course towards Europe’s economic recovery and the fight against climate change. Life sciences and biotechnology are making a healthier, more resilient, and sustainable Europe possible, one that is able to swiftly recover from the current crisis and delivers for its citizens, its regions, and its economy. I would like to thank Tjerk de Ruiter for his leadership of EuropaBio over the last two years and the EuropaBio team for their ongoing efforts to advance biotechnology in Europe.”