Principal Administrator, Environment Health and Safety Programme, Environment Directorate
• Dr. Eeva Leinala is the Principal Administrator for three programmes in the OECD's Environment Directorate: Risk Management; Good Laboratory Practices and Mutual Acceptance of Data; and Chemical Accidents. • Topical areas related to risk management include approaches to chemical risk management, substitution of harmful chemicals, sustainable chemistry and risk management for PFAS chemicals. Eeva is also collaborating on projects related to design of sustainable plastics, improving socioeconomic assessment of chemicals management, chemicals policy and the chemicals/waste policy interface. • Previously, Eeva led the Hazard Assessment Programme at the OECD and prior to the OECD, Eeva worked at Health Canada (Government of Canada) for 12 years on chemicals policy and risk assessment. • Eeva holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Queen’s University in Canada.