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Dr. Andrea RAPPAGLIOSI VP Health Policy & Government Relations Europe, Merck Serono International S. A.; Member, Economic and Social Policy Committee, EFPIA, Geneva


 Dr. Andrea Rappagliosi received a law degree from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and completed a post-graduate Masters at the Istituto Superiore die Studi Legislativi (ISLE) from which he obtained a "Legislative Consultant Diploma". He began his career in the early eighties, first in the Italian Government as a member of staff for the State Undersecretary of the Treasury, then for the Italian Senate focused on drafting of legislative texts, comparative legal studies and public budget analysis.
 In 1992, he moved into healthcare and worked for The Ares-Serono Group as Head of the Institutional Affairs Department in charge of the Rome and Brussels offices and from 1995 to 1999, he was Public Affairs Director at Baxter Healthcare, part of the European Public Affairs team. He returned to Serono International, today Merck Serono International, as Vice President Corporate Health Policy & Government Relations.