Dr Gudrun Gallhoff

Minister Counsellor for Health & Food Delegation of the European Union to China

Gudrun Gallhoff has been nominated Minister Counsellor for Health & Food in the Delegation of the European Union in Beijing, China as of 1 September 2018. Before her nomination she was deputy head of unit Official Controls and Eradication of Diseases in Animals in Directorate General Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) in Brussels, Belgium.


She joined the European Commission in 1996 and worked on pharmaceuticals, residues in food, general food law, cloning, food contact materials, food control and legal affairs.

She started her career as a veterinary practitioner in Germany. Here she also worked for a state laboratory, the federal ministry of health and a laboratory/consultancy enterprise.

Gudrun Gallhoff graduated from Hannover Veterinary College in 1985 and received her doctorate from the same institution in 1986. She moreover holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws degree from British universities.