Yannis Natsis

Policy Manager Universal Access and Affordable Medicines, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

Yannis Natsis currently leads the advocacy for better and affordable medicines at the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA). In May 2019, Yannis was appointed to the Management Board of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) by EU Member States. He is one of the two patient representatives on the Board with a 3-year mandate starting in June 2019. Before joining EPHA in January 2016, he worked at the European Parliament, the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the UN and the private sector in Brussels and Athens. Between 2013-2015, Yannis was Advocacy Advisor for the TransAtlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) focusing on access to medicines. Between 2006-2010, he was an investigative reporter for Greece’s award-winning TV news programme “Fakeli” and a contributor to the Greek daily “Kathimerini”. He has a Master’s degree in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent, UK and a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies from Pantion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece.