Director of Market Access/HTA, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries Associations (EFPIA)
Edith Frénoy is the Director of Market Access/HTA at the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries Associations (EFPIA), an organization that brings together 33 European national pharmaceutical industry associations as well as 41 leading companies undertaking research, development and the manufacture in Europe of medicinal products for human use.
As the Director of Market Access/HTA, Ms. Frénoy manages expert groups composed of senior representatives from pharmaceutical companies and national pharmaceutical trade associations, with a particular emphasis on HTA; pricing and reimbursement of pharmaceuticals; and health system reforms.
She is responsible for the development of industry positions, strategies and advocacy campaigns. Ms. Frénoy regularly liaises with healthcare stakeholder groups, including EU and national authorities, and contributes sector analysis, statistics and survey data to EFPIA publications. She also gets involved in government affairs and advocacy activities specific to market access issues. Prior to taking on her current role in 2011, Ms. Frénoy served in several roles within EFPIA, including a position in Economic Affairs and a role within the Research Directors’ Group.
Ms. Frénoy is a member of several professional organisations in the area of market access, including ISPOR, DIA, HTAi. She regularly represents EFPIA at international events in a speaking capacity.
Ms. Frénoy earned an Executive Master of Science degree, with merit, in Health Economics, Policy & Management, Public Health from London School of Economics and Political Science. She also received a Master of Arts degree, with distinction, in European Studies / European Economics, European Studies/Civilization from Kolegium Europejski w Natolinie.
In July 2007, Ms. Frénoy received the EFPIA College of Europe Award for her Master’s thesis titled, “Market Entry of Generic Drugs Before Patent Expiration – What Effect on Competition?” The EFPIA College of Europe Award is designed to support students presenting a Master’s thesis in an area of particular interest to the pharmaceutical industry. The criteria applied for the appraisal of submissions include comprehensiveness, coherence of argumentation, introduction of new dimensions and understanding of fundamental issues.
Ms. Frénoy also attended Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen and the Université de Provence where she was awarded, with merit, a German-French double degree (Maîtrise and Magister) in Political Science and History.
In her free time, Ms. Frénoy participates as a member of the amateur theater group, Union Dramatique et Philanthropique, where she has performed in several plays. She is fluent in French, German and English.