From November 2011 to November 2014 he was the Executive Director of the European Medicines Agency and a member of its Management Board in the three years prior to this.
He was Director-General of the Italian Medicines Agency from 2008 to 2011 and member of the Management Board from 2004 and 2008.
He was made full professor of microbiology at the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’ in 2008.
From 2005 to 2008 he was Director of the Institute of Molecular Medicine of the National Research Council in Rome.
From 1990 to 2005 Professor Rasi worked at the Institute for Experimental Medicine of the National Research Council, Italy.
He had a teaching and research experience at the University of California, Berkeley in 1999.
Professor Rasi holds a degree in medicine and surgery, with specialisations in internal medicine, allergology and clinical immunology, from the University of Rome.
From 1978 to 1990, he worked as a physician in hospital, research and private practice. He is author of more than 100 scientific publications.
Prof Rasi was born in Padova, Italy and is married with two children.