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Council elects new Secretary General and welcomes Executive Director

May 08, 2021

epi C90 Council meeting took place on 8 May 2021 by videoconference.

A total of 160 members attended the meeting.

During the meeting, Council members elected a new Secretary General, Ms. Olga SIRAKOVA (BG), to fill in the position left vacant when Mr. Cornelis MULDER (NL) resigned in January 2021.

Council members also elected members of Committees for which there were vacancies.
The updated list of Committee members is available on the epi website (https://patentepi.org/en/epi-bodies/epi-committees/).

Council also welcomed Ms. Tatjana LISSAK who started working as Executive Director for epi on 1st February 2021. Ms. LISSAK gave an insight on epi's current operating model and on organisational objectives going forward.

Amongst the topics discussed, the EQE discussion paper prepared by the Professional Education Committee was presented to Council members and triggered many comments and suggestions.

As usual a detailed report on the Council meeting will be available in the next issue of epi Information.

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