Director of European Affairs, EFPIA
Elizabeth Kuiper is currently Director for European Affairs at EFPIA, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations. In this role, she leads the advocacy and public affairs of EFPIA and maintains a strong network of contacts with policymakers and other stakeholders.
She reports directly to EFPIA’s Director-General and works together closely with the other EFPIA directors active on the Brussels scene.
Elizabeth previously worked as attaché at the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU, where she represented the Netherlands in EU negotiations in the field of health, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Prior to this, Elizabeth worked as political adviser to the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sports in the Dutch cabinet Balkenende-IV, delivering special advice and support on healthcare policy related subjects. This was subsequent to her job at the Dutch Society of Surgeons. Elizabeth studied at the University of Utrecht and holds an MA in Dutch language and literature.