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EuropaBio. (9/3/18). "Press Release: EuropaBio Appoints New Secretary General, Healthcare Director and Industrial Biotech Director". Brussels.

Region Region Europe
Organisation Organisation EuropaBio aisbl – the European Association of Bioindustries
Products Product BIOTECH
  Product 2 industrial biotechnology
Persons Person Dupont-Inglis, Joanna (EuropaBio 201809– Secretary General)
  Person 2 Grimm, Bernard (EuropaBio 201809– Healthcare Director)

EuropaBio is delighted to confirm the appointment of Joanna Dupont-Inglis as its new Secretary General.

Commenting on this promotion, EuropaBio chair, Tjerk de Ruiter, said “Joanna has an excellent track record of leadership and engagement in this sector. Her experience will be valuable in working together with an increasingly broad community of stakeholders to ensure that the benefits of biotech can be accessed in Europe’’.

In addition, the association is pleased to confirm the appointments of Bernard Grimm, as Healthcare Director and Agnes Borg as Industrial Biotech Director. Bernard brings over three decades of experience in the biopharmaceutical’s sector and Agnes is promoted from her previous role with EuropaBio of Industrial Biotech Manager.

Commenting on these announcements Joanna Dupont-Inglis added “EuropaBio combines a diverse and talented team, an experienced and dedicated membership and a growing community of people who are passionate about biotech. It’s an exciting time for us, where both the real-time benefits of the technology and its future potential for developing solutions for people and planet, are becoming increasingly evident. It’s a privilege to be leading the work of this association.”

EuropaBio thanks outgoing Secretary General, John Brennan, for his work with the association. He leaves to take up a global corporate regulatory role for the medical devices industry.


Link to Biog Joanna Dupont-Inglis
Link to Biog Bernard Grimm
Link to Biog Agnes Borg

Media contact

Clement Robijns, Acting Communications Manager
Email: / Telephone: +32 2 739 11 76 / Mobile: +32 494 67 03 93

About EuropaBio

EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries, promotes an innovative and dynamic European biotechnology industry. EuropaBio and its members are committed to the socially responsible use of biotechnology to improve quality of life, to prevent, diagnose, treat and cure diseases, to improve the quality and quantity of food and feedstuffs and to move towards a biobased and zero-waste economy. EuropaBio represents 75 corporate members and 17 national biotechnology associations and bioregions. Read more about our work at

Record changed: 2019-04-26


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