Sandra Gallina joined the European Commission in 1988 – she is today Director General for Health and Food Safety
She is at the forefront of the EU Vaccines Strategy and the fight against COVID-19, as well as the promotion of sustainable and safe food systems.
Before joining DG SANTE, between 2018 and 2020 she was Deputy Director General for TRADE.
Between 2014 and 2018 she was Director for DG TRADE Directorate D “Sustainable Development; Economic Partnership Agreements – African, Caribbean and Pacific; Agri-food and Fisheries”. Sandra Gallina was also the EU chief negotiator for the EU-MERCOSUR Free Trade Agreement.
Between 2001 and 2009 she was the EU Lead Negotiator for Non-Agricultural Market Access in the WTO Doha Round and in that capacity, she defined and presented EU policy for the Doha Development Agenda on non-agricultural market access negotiations.
Before joining DG TRADE, she worked in the Directorate General for Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD) at the end of the 1990s.