The Team

The GIRP Secretariat is responsible for the coordination of GIRP’s activities and provides advice and consultancy services. Based in Brussels, the Secretariat synergizes the needs and actions of the organisation and is proactively involved in the European legislative process ensuring the optimum result for our members. The team is composed of highly motivated and experienced professionals who take care of every need of GIRP members and keep them up-to-date on current policy developments.


Monika is the Director General of the European Healthcare Distribution Association (GIRP). Monika was first appointed to her current position in 2001 and in her role she represents the interests of pharmaceutical full-line wholesalers in Europe towards supply chain partners and decision makers at the national, European and international level. Monika Derecque-Pois was born in Graz, Austria and has a degree in Economics from the University of Economics in Vienna, where she specialised in International Trade and Marketing.


Martin is the Deputy Director General for the European Healthcare Distribution Association (GIRP). Martin advises the Association on the matrix of legal issues impacting upon the interests of the pharmaceutical full-line wholesale sector in Europe. He also represents the association externally and in this respect works with the European institutions such as the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council as well as with other European and international organisations such as the Council of Europe and the WHO. Another important part of his work consists of liaising with European stakeholder associations and national health authorities.


Pauline is the Senior Manager Public Affairs for the European Healthcare Distribution Association (GIRP). Pauline is responsible for the conception and publication of external communication material, conference content organisation (conference programmes, speakers, briefings,…), the ongoing relationship with GIRP retail partners and development of new information sessions as part of the event strategy.

Prior to working for GIRP, Pauline held the position of Press Attaché at the Embassy of France in New Zealand. She also worked as Communication and Liaison officer on the European project Link:Ed. Pauline studied Communication strategy and Event management at IAE Lille, Ecole universitaire de management. She speaks fluently French and English and understands Spanish.


Clare is the Communications and Public Affairs Executive for the European Healthcare Distribution Association (GIRP). Clare is responsible for leading the creation, development, and distribution of all communications on behalf of the Association, as well as providing support to organise conference content (conference programmes, speakers, briefings), organises the European Healthcare Value Chain Network Forum, and provides general assistance to the industry members. 

Prior to joining GIRP, Clare graduated with honors from Clark University and the London School of Economics with a dual degree in Political Science and Philosophy. Clare also holds a Masters in European Policy and Global Affairs from l’Université Catholique de Lille. She is bilingual in French and English. 


Valentin is the Regulatory Affairs Executive for the European Healthcare Distribution Association (GIRP). Valentin is responsible for various Committee meetings of the association including legal affairs, technical affairs, and the European Green Deal. He also works on several projects of GIRP, organises the Supply Chain Conference, and provides general assistance to the industry members. 

Prior to joining GIRP, Valentin graduated summa cum laude from the Master of Laws (LLM) in European Legal Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges. He is also valedictorian of the master’s degree in European Union law from the Faculté de Droit et de Science Politique in Aix-en-Provence, France. In addition to his position at GIRP, he is actively involved for more than six years in volunteering activities in the field of education, democracy, and the Rule of Law.Valentin is a native French, English, German and is learning Russian.


Martina is the Association Affairs Executive for the European Healthcare Distribution Association (GIRP). She is in charge of providing general assistance and statistical information to the GIRP members and give regulatory updates on digitalisation and legal issues related to the EU and the national healthcare sectors of the association. She is also responsible for the Administration ofthe Economic and Social Affairs Committee.

After having graduated from the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany with a Bachelors dual degree in Political Science and Journalism, Martina did a trinational Masters degree in European Studies in Germany, France and Poland. She completed her Master with an internship at the European Parliament. Prior to joining GIRP, she worked as Customer Service Representative and Management Assistant in Monaco in the south of France. Martina speaks German, English, French and Italian.


Beatrice is the Events and Administration Assistant for the European Healthcare Distribution Association (GIRP). Beatrice is responsible for managing and supervising events and conference logistics and for cooperating with other departments in meeting customers’ requirements or needs. She also provides general assistance in all administrative processes.

After a BA in Linguistic Mediation from the University of Milan, Beatrice obtained a Joint MA (University of Milan - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) in Languages and Cultures for International Cooperation and Communication, graduating with honours.

Upon completion of her MA, she worked as a Project Manager at the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Mexico City. Before joining GIRP, she was a Front Desk Receptionist, Events Project Manager, and Executive CEO Assistant for companies and luxury hotels in Italy, Spain, Germany, and Mexico. Beatrice speaks Italian, English, Spanish, and German.



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Philippe provides GIRP continuous IT technical support monitoring and maintaining the computer systems and networks of our organisation. He speaks fluent English besides his native French.

Interested in joining the team? GIRP actively recruits!

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