Merlin Rietschel

Senior Manager Medical Devices, MedTech Europe

Merlin is the leading coordinator of all activities which support members in their implementation of the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) at MedTech Europe. After joining the association in January 2011, he held various positions, including leading all Notified Bodies’ related activities and the coordination of international affairs related projects.

He is a pharmacist by training. Over his 20 years of experience in the field of European regulatory affairs, Merlin held various positions within international pharmaceutical companies (BMS and GSK) and at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in London, UK.

Merlin was raised in Germany and France, lived in the United States and has been enjoying Belgium’s sunny weather since 1995. When not working, he enjoys travel, taking care of his family, is a passionate skier, loves sailing and is addicted to music and his garden.