Geslain-Lanéelle will become the Director General for agricultural, agri-food and territorial policies in the French Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry on 1 September 2013.
“On behalf of the Management Board, I would like to thank Catherine for the enormous contribution she has made to EFSA’s work over the last seven years,” said Sue Davies, chair of EFSA’s Management Board.
“During this period EFSA has developed significantly, producing thousands of high quality opinions to help ensure that European consumers have safe food to eat.”
She added: “Catherine has also been very committed to improving EFSA’s efficiency and enhancing its processes to ensure that it operates openly, transparently and independently. I am therefore very sorry that Catherine will be leaving, but wish her every success in her new post.”