Erik De Ridder graduated as a Doctor in veterinary medicines (with Great Honours) from the University of Ghent in 1989, after obtaining a master’s degree in educational sciences (Kath. Univ. Leuven, 1981; Great Honours).
Erik is also active as an expert on VICH Expert Working Groups since 2002. He currently participates in the global Bioequivalence Expert Working Group. Since 2015, he also represents European Animal Health Industry as a member of the VICH Steering Committee. He is therefore also participating in the VICH Outreach Forum.
Currently, within Elanco he is a Global Director responsible for Global Regulatory Affairs Strategy and Policy.