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EFSA Management Board Chair resigns

Press Release
9 May 2012

Upon request of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Dina Bnti has resigned on 8 May as member and Chair of the Management Board, effective immediately. She has decided to take up a professional position at the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) which is not compatible with her role as member and Chair of the EFSA Management Board.

The Code of Conduct adopted by the EFSA Management Board obliges all members to consider possible public perception, in all facets of their professional and private life, in particular with regard to any activities which could raise doubts about their independence, even with respect to potential conflicts of interest. Board members shall not hold positions or interests that are considered incompatible with their role as a Board member and the role of the Board itself. The Code of Conduct stipulates that, given the public character of their function, members shall conduct themselves in a way that maintains and promotes the public’s trust in the Authority....

Source: EFSA Management Board Chair resigns
Author: EFSA

Link: EFSA chair resigns over conflict of interest - Dina Bnti leaves EFSA to rejoin International Life Sciences Institute Europe
Link: EFSA gets shot down over budget approval - 3/2012
Link: EFSA Management Board re-elects Chair, rejects conflict of interest - 10/2011
Link: EFSA to implement updated rules on conflicts of interest - 3/2012
Link: Former EFSA chairwoman defends 'transparency' of under-fire EU agency

Date: 2012-05-09



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