Facilitated Product Introduction Team Lead, World Health Organization
Marie Valentin is a pharmacist specialized in drug product regulation with over 22 years of experience in regulatory affairs and product development, acquired both in the private and public sectors.
Since September 2023, Marie is the Team Lead for the Facilitated Product Introduction Team supporting the Member States by implementing various approaches and mechanisms, including collaborative procedures, reliance approaches, and joint activities at the national, regional, and international levels to facilitate and accelerate the introduction of priority medical products in countries. She previously worked in the WHO Regulatory Convergence and Networks Team towards convergence, harmonization, reliance and system strengthening activities, supporting different regional regulatory networks and regulatory systems strengthening. She was actively involved in the finalization of the WHO documents on Good Regulatory Practices and Good Reliance Practices.
Before joining WHO in May 2019, Marie worked for 9 years at the European Medicines Agency in London as a Regulatory Affairs Officer where she was in charge of providing regulatory and procedural advice in relation to the development, evaluation and surveillance of medicinal products in the European Union as well as new EU legislation implementation. Before that, she worked in the pharmaceutical industry, contract research organization and consultancies in the United Kingdom, Spain and France.