IFAH-Europe press release: Jochen Wieda re-elected as IFAH-Europe Chairman for the next 2 years
Officers also elected

Brussels, 1 July 2023 - The IFAH-Europe Council has reappointed Jochen Wieda (Intervet/Schering Plough) as its Chairman for the period 2009-2011 on 24 June, following the federation’s 5th General Assembly held in Brussels last week. He will be supported by Albert Bourla (Pfizer) and Martin Schneidereit (BfT, Germany, who was also re-elected) as Vice-Chairmen. Folkert Kamphuis (Novartis) was also reconfirmed as treasurer.

The IFAH-Europe Council will lead the federation’s strategic objectives for the next two years with input from the IFAH-Europe operating committees, working parties and ad-hoc groups supported by the Brussels-based secretariat.

The programme of activities of IFAH-Europe for 2010 was also endorsed by the General Assembly. It covers areas such as regulatory affairs – with IFAH-Europe’s 1-1-1 concept for regulatory review, data protection, antibiotics, input to international harmonisation and the European Platform for Alternatives to Animal Testing. Food chain activities will be linked to the EPRUMA initiative and other stakeholder platforms, as well as to contributing to the EU Animal Health Strategy. A Conference is planned in June 2010 to open the debate on food chain issues. IFAH-Europe will also pursue its outreach effort on healthy companion animals by facilitating the 5th European Pet Night in February 2010.

“Jochen brings considerable experience in working in the trade association environment to the Council. Albert brings experience from the business environment to the table and Martin has great experience in the political environment. Along with the other Council members, we look forward to a dynamic period ahead”, stated Declan O’ Brien, Managing Director, IFAH-Europe.

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Note to Editors:

IFAH-Europe is the representative body of manufacturers of veterinary medicines, vaccines and other animal health products in Europe. It is a member a broader organisation – the International Federation for Animal Health, an international non-profit organisation registered under Belgian law. For further information on IFAH-Europe, please visit www.ifaheurope.org

Jochen Wieda is a member of the Management Team of R&D Pharmaceuticals with Intervet/Schering Plough Animal Health. He has been serving the federation as its Chairman since 2008, succeeding Brian Clark, who retired in 2008. Albert Bourla is Area President EMEA with Pfizer Animal Health, while Martin Schneidereit leads the German animal health association, BfT. Folkert Kamphuis is Chief Operating Officer with Novartis Animal Health, and has been treasurer of the IFAH-Europe Council since 2007.

IFAH-Europe Council (IEC)
BfT (Germany)   Martin Schneidereit (Vice-Chair)
Bayer    Wolfgang Trebels
Intervet/Schering Plough  Jochen Wieda  (Chairman)
Merial    Jean-Louis Crosia
NOAH (UK(   Phil Sketchley
Novartis   Folkert Kamphuis (Treasurer)
Pfizer    Albert Bourla (Vice-Chair)
SIMV (France)   Jean-Louis Hunault
VETERINDUSTRIA (Spain) Santiago De Andrés
VIF (Denmark)   Anne Birgitte Lundholt 


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