Staff movements - OIE SRR Brussels office


In February 2022, by mutual agreement, the OIE will bid farewell to Dr. Roberto Andrea Balbo, who held the position of the OIE Sub-Regional Representative in Brussels, Belgium since 20 January 2020. Dr Balbo was responsible for the day-to-day management of the Sub Regional representation, implementing the OIE capacity building programme for its Members in Europe and liaison with the European Commission’s relevant Directorate-Generals on animal health matters.


Dr Balbo will rejoin his national veterinary authorities where the knowledge and experiences gained at regional level will be useful for the Maltese programs related to animal health, veterinary public health and biodiversity. Dr Balbo’s commitment to the OIE over the past two years and personal qualities have been much appreciated and the OIE wishes to have more opportunities to interact professionally in the future.


In the meantime, for the daily management of the office, Dr Estelle Hamelin has been nominated as Acting OIE Sub Regional Representative and please provide her with the necessary support to accomplish her duties. The OIE wishes Dr Balbo and Dr Hamelin every success in their future endeavours, and new responsibilities.