Dr Jérôme Lepeintre graduated with a diploma in veterinary medicine in 1984. He presented his thesis in 1988 and was granted the title of "laureate of the Veterinary School of Maisons-Alfort". He then specialized in laboratory research and obtained a PhD in Sciences in 1989. He also followed a 2-year course on public administration.

After 2 years of technical assistance in the French oversea territory of la Réunion, he became director of a public laboratory during 5 years.

In 1997 he joined the European Commission and was first posted in the Food and Veterinary Office located in Dublin, Ireland in charge of inspecting EU Member States and Third Countries as regards the legislation on residues of veterinary drugs in food. In 2000, he became a member of the team in charge of following the co-decision procedure in the Directorate General Health & Consumers before being nominated deputy head of the unit dealing with international multilateral relations, dealing in particular with Codex Alimentarius issues since 2004, participating to the full range of subsidiary bodies and the Codex Alimentarius Commission, where since 2010, he heads the EU delegation.

From September 2012, he is posted in the EU Delegation to China and Mongolia, located in Beijing, China, as Minister Counselor representing the interests of European Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety.

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