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Elizabeth Gfoeller is the Corporate Director of Regulatory Affairs for MED-EL, an EU medical device manufacturer with headquarters in Innsbruck, Austria. MED-EL is active in over 123 markets worldwide with over 30 regional offices. As the leading global hearing implant company, MED-EL manufactures active implantable medical devices marketed globally.
Joining MED-EL in 2006, Elizabeth currently leads the corporate regulatory affairs function responsible for all markets for product licensing, registrations/re-certifications, post-market vigilance activities, regulatory strategies for new product developments and related compliance activities internally and externally to new regulations and standards. She acts as the responsible person for communication with regulatory agencies and engages in lobbying activities.
Before this role in medical devices, she was active in the telecommunications sector in regulatory compliance and data protection in Vodafone Ireland located in their head offices in Dublin. Prior to this, Elizabeth spent many years active as both a lecturer and social researcher in South Africa. Her educational background is in social sciences, with her graduate and post graduate studies and thesis in Sociology completed at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.