Director European Affairs

An economist by training, Dr. Heinz Kobelt has been Director European Affairs of the EAEPC, the European Association of Euro-Pharmaceutical Companies - the trade body representing the interests of the parallel distribution industry in Europe - since May 2011, after serving the association as Secretary General from 2005. Previously, he worked as Head of European Government Affairs at Novartis and also held the position of economic and policy analyst at EFTA (the European Free Trade Association). Earlier in his career, he was a member of the Economic Administration of the Swiss Canton of St. Gallen, responsible for economic development and investment promotion.