Alexandra Nikolakopoulou

Head for Food Information and Composition, Food Waste, DG Health and Food Safety, European Commission

Alexandra Nikolakopoulou received her law degree from the University of Athens after which she was called to the Athens Bar. She completed her DEA in European law at the University of Toulouse. After three years working for the legal Unit of the European Commission’s Consumer Protection Directorate General she joined EuroCommerce, the European Association of retail and wholesale companies, where she worked as a food law advisor. She joined DG SANTE in 2003 (ex DG SANCO) where she serves today as Head of Unit in the Unit ‘Food information and composition and Food waste’ in the Food Safety Directorate. Throughout her career in DG SANTE she has been dealing with issues relating to food labelling and general food law. More specifically she was responsible for the preparation, negotiation and adoption of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of Food Information to Consumers and for the recent revision of Regulation 178/2002. Today, among other things, she is responsible for the implementation of the above mentioned Regulations.