Erik Hansson

Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (SANTE) Medical Devices and Health Technology Assessment Unit, Belgium


Deputy Head of the Health Technology and Cosmetics Unit of the DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) of the European Commission.
Erik joined the cosmetics and medical devices unit of the European Commission in 2012 to lead the implementation of the PIP Action plan, followed by the negotiations on the new Regulations. Erik is responsible for several EU working groups (such as MDCG, previously MDEG), heads the EU delegation to the international regulatory cooperation in IMDRF and is coordinating the cooperation with national Competent Authorities in the CAMD framework. He is a negotiator of trade agreements in the two sectors.
Erik holds a Master degree in law from the University of Uppsala, Sweden, followed by positions in law courts and co-ordination of preparations for the EU-membership in Swedish ministries and agencies. Since joining the European Commission in 1997 Erik has mainly dealt with policies relating to the single market for goods (such as general product safety) as well as strategic policy planning and finance.