Emmanouela Nikolakopoulou is Head of Legal Affairs at the European Medicines Verification Organisation (“EMVO”). She is involved in the set-up and implementation of the organisation’s strategic vision and direction and she represents EMVO in legal negotiations with key players and industry stakeholders.
Before joining EMVO, Emmanouela worked as legal counsel at SWIFT, from its offices in Belgium, Singapore and New York, focusing on contract law and regulatory matters; she has also worked at the European Commission on the transposition of the European legislation by Member States and on infringement procedures as well as at a law office in Athens on civil and commercial matters.
Emmanouela holds LL.M. degrees in Civil, Public and Competition law from universities in Athens, Aix en Provence and Brussels.
She is a member of the Athens Bar Association and the Belgian Institute of Company Lawyers. She is also a Certified ISO 31000 Risk Management Professional and a Certified Information Privacy Professional in Europe (CIPP/E from IAPP).
She speaks English, French, Greek, Spanish and basic Chinese.