03 - 04 December, 2019
Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, Frankfurt
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Past Speakers (2018)
Global Head of Pharma Manufacturing
Tilman Rock, Ph.D.: Studied Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. and joined Roche in 2000. Various positions of increasing responsibility in Manufacturing of Sterile Drug Products both in Germany and at Roche HQ in Switzerland. Appointed Vice-President of Quality Biologics Drug Product Manufacturing in 2014 and since 2018 Head of Manufacturing Pharma at the Mannheim; Gemany site.
Managing Director Site Lead
leads solids production as a plant manager for BI and has had this role for
over three years. Other roles in his 20+ year career with the company include
CVP of Supply Network Strategy, Plant Manager of a major plant in Japan,
Director of Process Optimisation and Director of Production.
VP Operations Western European
VP Global Technical Operations
Head of Pharma Centre of Expertise and Business Excellence
David is head of a team responsible for defining and implementing the long term strategy for the manufacture and analytical control of UCB products throughout their life cycle, together with a team implementing a Knowledge management roadmap for our products through data acquisition, integration and interpretation, QbD, CPV, document control and retention. He has been with UCB for over 10 years in senior manufacturing and operational roles. Prior to this he worked at Eli Lilly for over 20 years.
VP Finished Goods
Bo is responsible for
all finished goods production in Lundbeck, and also acts as Managing Director
for Laboratorie Elaiapharm, a manufacturing facility providing services to
Lundbeck as well as external customers. He has been with Lundbeck for over 15
VP Global Head of Technology Management
As Global Head of Technology Management, Dr. Kools is responsible for process development and manufacturing science and technology, digitalization, educational programs and the Emprove ® program. His interests and expertise lies in process robustness and process economics towards accelerating access to health. Dr. Kools joined Millipore R&D in 1998 and focused on technology and product development of several commercial products.
VP Global Head of Manufacturing
Guillaume leads all
manufacturing sites of Grünenthal, located in Germany, Switzerland, Italy,
Chile, Ecuador and Brazil. Prior to this he held senior manufacturing and
operations roles for a range of FMCG and pharmaceutical organisations including
RB and L'Oreal.
VP Manufacturing & Pharmaceutics
VP Engineering and Capacity Planning
VP Head of Small Molecule Manufacturing
Claude leads all manufacturing and distribution activities for Incyte's small molecules business, based out of Switzerland. Prior to this he was a VP of manufacturing for Celgene and held several senior role sin product scale up at Roche.
Global Head of Technology - Engineering and Manufacturing
Josef currently leads all technological efforts within Takeda for the Engineering and Manufacturing Division of the organisation, based out of Switzerland. In an effort to improve connectivity, efficiency of operations and reduce costs he has been spearheading a project to standardise proceses and technologies across the manufacturing network.
Global Head - Cominbation Products & Device Technology
Oliver is leading a team of device technical experts for all injectable biologics - Novartis Pharma, Sandoz and Alcon. All stages of the product life-cycle are considered from concepts through development to life-cycle management of marketed products. Products include medical devices and combination products.
Director Manufacturing Sciences & Technology
Heike started her career after studying Chemical Engineering at Berkeley at an engineering firm, Bechtel doing process design work for BioTech facilities, then moved on to work for Chiron and Novartis as Manufacturing specialist, process engineer and CMC lead. She then moved to Austria to work as CMC and Global Product Lead for Biosimilar Antibodies at Sandoz. After time at Novartis and Grifols Diagnostics as PMO head and MSAT Director she moved on to Bayer as Associate Director in Operations Management, and now is in Germany as MSAT Director BioTech for Validation.
Head of Strategy - Manufacturing Science & Technology
Michael Schneider is Director of Network Strategy for the Roche Pharmaceuticals Drug Product Manufacturing unit. Michael joined Roche in 2004 and filled various positions of increasing responsibility in Biotech and Steriles manufacturing. He started his career in large investment projects for new Biotech and Parenteralia manufacturing facilities. Michael lead the Manufacturing Science and Technology unit in Mannheim and was involved in many product launches and transfers. Since 2017 he is responsible for the asset and product sourcing strategy of the Drug Product manufacturing network. Michael holds a Master and PhD in Chemical Engineering from ETH Zurich and an Executive MBA from IMD Lausanne.
Director of Global Manufacturing and Supply Strategy
Head of Technical – Global Manufacturing and Supply IT
Director BioManufacturing Science Network Europe
Lead Engineer Advanced Manufacturing Tech
Gareth started his industrial career in 1999 for a Contract Engineering firm; designing building pharmaceutical and Oil and Gas facilities. In 2002 he joined GSK at their R&D facility in Stevenage. Since 2008, he has been lead engineer in primary continuous manufacturing, designing and operating Continuous Processing units in GSK Stevenage; engineering several Pilot, Lab and Manufacturing Flow Facilities. He is am part of a growing team within Advanced Manufacturing technologies responsible for Technology Development for Manufacturing Platforms in GSK, working hard to develop Smart, Small, Agile Factories and make them a reality.
Director Global Manufacturing Science Europe
Global Head of IT Testing Service
Senior Director Facilities EMEA
Johnson & Johnson
Peter set up and now
leads the J&J factilities organisation. The scope includes building
management for all supply chain, R&D and commercial facilities and all
related services such as security, catering, lab services. Prior to this he
held several senior reliability, strategic capacity management and supply chain
roles and engineering, technology nad manufacturing operations excellence
roles. He has been with the J&J group for over 20 years.
Head of IT for Global Manufacturing, Supply and Quality
Pablo Gonzalez is currently a Business Technology Partners within the Global Manufacturing, Supply and Quality arm of Merck AG. Prior to this he has held a number of positions within the company including Chief of Staff, Head of Strategy and Digital, Global Manufacturing and Supply, Managing Director of Uruguay and Director Quality Management Distribution and Subsidiaries among others. He has been with Merck for over fourteen years, holds a degree from Universidad de la Republica, and an MBA from Universidad Caolica del Uruguay.
Director IIM Digitisation Lab
Patrick leads GSK's
digitalisation lab; a pioneering project which is bringing the digital age to
manufacturing in pharmaceuticals. He leads a team dedicated to seeking,
developing and industrialising new manufacturing technologies, collaborating
with leading tech companies, both those familiar with pharmaceuticals and those
from un-related industries, such as the gaming industry, to provide new
insights into how to bring together science, technology and business to find
smarter ways to work.
Director External Manufacturing
Johnson & Johnson
Jos currently works as a Director in external manufacturing, with prime responsibility for the management of local production with a major manufacturing partner in Russia. He has been with J&J for over 20 years in a range of customer services, planning and product launch roles.
Head of Executive Management Support, Pharmaceuticals Product Supply
Bjorn currently works within executive management support for pharma product supply at Bayer. Prior ot this he led strategy and operational excellence in Bayer's animal health businesss, and was a managment consultant within the organisation's business services. Prior to Bayer Bjorn also worked as an engineer at both Siemens Energy and Johnson Controls.
Global Capital Strategy & Design Lead
Anne currently leads
global capital strategy and design at GSK at the organisation's headquarters.
Prior to this she was an engineering project director on capital investment
with a budget of $160m on the Brownfield Nyon site. This included overall
transformation of the existing plant, without ceasing production. She has a
long history of CAPEX project direction, having worked with EPC companies
Arkema, ECAD and Chemsis
Head of Quality Operations Italy
Cinzia has been with Pfizer for over 20 years in various roles within product quality and as an advisor on a range of quality projects in supply chain and manufactuing. She is now leading all GDPR related quality operations for the region.
Global Head of FMD
Marcelo Costa is currently Global Program Leader in STADA’s central corporate group responsible for Product Security Projects to support the long-term growth and competitiveness of Stada manufacturing sites.
He graduated in Industrial Engineering, post-graduated in Maintenance Management and Industrial Administration.
He has +15 years of international experience in Pharmaceutical Industry, having won awards for his work in the areas of Sustainable Packaging, Operational Excellence, Energy Management and Industrial Engineering.
Head of Pharmaceutical Digitalisation & Innovation
Andrew is based at the Siemens Pharma Competence Center in Karlsruhe, Germany where he is Head of Digitalization and Innovation for the pharmaceutical industry business segment. He has more than 20 years experience in the software industry, in a variety of consultative and business development roles around Europe, and been involved in industrial software and digitalization in biopharma for the last 10 years, with a previous focus on manufacturing execution systems. His current focus is to lead different innovation initiatives on behalf of Siemens, working with pharma manufacturers on Industry 4.0 and digitalization, facilitating the transition towards the digital pharma enterprise.
Director Life Sciences
Honeywell Process Solutions
Global Director, Large Engineering Projects
Richard leads all pharmaceutical engineering projects >$1M for Catalent, (the world’s #1 drug development, delivery and supply partner, Globally, covering 30+ sites in 15 countries across development, manufacturing and supply. In Fiscal year 2018 Catalent spend $178M in Capex globally improving existing capabilities and adding new capacity and capabilities.
Richard has been in the Pharmaceutical sector for more than 17 years and was with Lilly in a Global Process Improvement role prior to joining Catalent in September 2017. Richard has an MBA, a Degree in Mechanical Engineering for Imperial College London, is a Chartered Engineer in the UK, is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the UK and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute in the UK
Practice Lead - Global Consulting
David is an accomplished consultant who has experience across multiple technologies and business functions within the life science industry. He has held a number of lead positions and been responsible for the management of different engineering and IT solutions and teams in supporting manufacturing and packaging operations. Presently he is a Program Manager working with clients to deploy a global EBR solution to approximately 12 sites. As part of that work he has led multiple site feasibility assessments and business cases to define how EBR and other systems can be utilised to support their overall business objectives.
Ulf is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company based in Hamburg Germany.
He leads the Pharma and Medical Operations practice for Europe and Middle East and “Industry 4.0” globally. He also leads the benchmarking service line POBOS for McKinsey.
In his client work he is focusing on operations strategy, digital performance transformations and building capabilities at scale. This covers supply chain, manufacturing, quality and procurement in Biotech, Pharma and consumer health.
He holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering and a Master in modern history from the Technical University of Berlin and a Master in Management from EM Lyon.
EMEA and Global Strategy Manager Pharma Group
Ashley Howard is a Global Strategy Manager for Applied Materials automation software group with laser focus on the pharmaceutical industry. With more than 13 years of experience working with the world’s top pharmaceutical companies, Ashley has a proven track record at bringing unique, valuable solutions to her customers. At Applied, Ashley’s mission is to help customers elevate their manufacturing practices to the next level with field-proven technologies that optimize the performance and efficiency of pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Markus is a Managing Director at Accenture Strategy. He works with major Life Sciences companies around the globe to shape and transform their supply chain and manufacturing operating models, optimize their operations and to exploit digital opportunities. He leads Accenture's Global Life Sciences Operations practice and drives the thinking around differentiated supply chains and digital operations for the Pharma and Medtech industries.
VP Site Director
International Senior Pharma & Life Science Manager
Markus has started his professional career in the pharmaceutical industry more than 10 years ago with Roche in Basel. He gained most of his professional experience with suppliers to the pharmaceutical industry in the area of temperature controlled supply chain. Working now as an International Market manager at Testo he takes responsibility of translating market evaluation to potential business solutions. Driving the global marketing, training & sales concept is also part of his job, as well as acting as a senior consultant for global sales projects as a major point of contact for customers at HQ.
Head of API Production
Domenico currently works as the Chemical Plant (CPD2 Plant - Italy) Production Manager, based in Latina, with AbbVie, where he also works as an API Process Engineering Manager. Prior to AbbVie he held Process and Project Engineering roles at Abbott and Patheon in Italy. He has a Masters in Pharmaceutical Administration from LUISS Business School, a Degree in Chemical Engineering from Universita degli Sudi Di Roma 'La Sapienza' and a PMI Institute certification in project management.
Head, Manufacturing Technical Operations, Launch and Transfer Products
Dr. Silke Gotthardt currently works as VP of Launch and Transfer Operation for Boehringer Ingelheim, where she is the central connecting point within the deveopment organisation. She is also the key point of contact for Boehringer Ingelheim's global network of sites, managing both internal site operations and external CMO activity.
Dieter leads all global Product Supply activities of Grunenthal worldwide (sourcing, product supply, production, quality control, direct procurement, engineering and EHS) and the Contract Manufacturing and API Sales Business of Grunenthal for third parties with global P&L responsibility. He is responsible for an organisation of approximately 1400 People on three continents with manufacturing sites in 6 countries. Prior to his current role, fro May 2009 to October 2011, he was Senior VP Global Industrial Operations at the company.
Executive Director, Global Internal Manufacturing Quality
Thomas Guebeli is currently leading all internal manufacturing quality activities globally at Celgene. He has worked in international quality operations with the organisation, based out of Boudry in Switzerland, for over 12 years and holds both a Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Bern as well as a Post doc in analytical chemistry from the University of Washington. Thomas also speaks five languages!
Director, Central Engineering - Europe/Asia
Head of Manufacturing Science & Technology, Global Pharma Operations, Merck
Head of Manufacturing Process Control
Antonio has Setup the technology direction for the Pharma Division (ca. 25 sites, including Pharmaceutical, Chemical and BioPharms sites) in terms of Automation and Process Controls at Novartis. This transformation has been designed to support the organisation in both tech adoption, support and also capital project delivery. He has held this role for six years, and worked with Eli Lilly for almost 20 years prior, in various project management and engineering roles.
Industrial Operations Director
VP Supply Chain
Director of Life Sciences
Guillaume Kerboul is currently Business Consultant Director at Dassault Systèmes (3DS). He is part of the Life Sciences organization that is responsible for creating and developing 3DS strategy and associated solutions for pharmaceutical, medical devices and patient care industry segments. He focuses on topics such as personalized health, total quality, knowledge capitalization, development and manufacturing excellence and re-inventing the value chain. Since joining the company, Mr. Kerboul has worked with leading life sciences companies and lab automation & quality software editors to develop and support business strategies in the areas of patient experience, product development and cross-enterprise collaboration. Mr Kerboul has a Master Research Degree in Endocrinology and a Master Degree in BioInformatics.
Vice President E2E Processing Solutions
Thierry Cournez is Vice President, head of E2E Processing Solutions within Global Pharma Processing.Mr. Cournez is leading a global team which deliver & implement solutions enabling biopharmaceutical companies to accelerate the progression of molecules into the clinic from early phase development through scale-up to commercial manufacturing.This includes process development, cGMP manufacturing, facility design, equipment for pilot plant production, process and equipment training, technology transfer, equipment qualification and set-up for commercialization. Prior to that assignment, Mr. Cournez has held several Sales & Marketing positions within Merck Millipore, including Field Marketing, Product Management, Sales Director Europe for Biomonitoring and Global Field Marketing & Global Sales Development head for Process Solutions.Mr. Cournez is a Biochemistry Engineer from INSA of Lyon and has a Master’s of Science in Molecular biology from University of Paris VI.
Director Life Sciences Manufacturing
As Head of Manufacturing & Supply chain for Life Sciences Europe at Cognizant, helping clients with advisory and solutions through their digital transformation journey under Industry 4.0 / digital manufacturing / supply chain initiatives. He is shaping various digital engagements for life sciences companies (involving emerging technologies like Industrial IoT, cloud, advanced analytics, AR/VR, sensors & RPA) to deliver faster business value through use of fast fail and human centric design led approaches.
He holds Honors engineering degree in Instrumentation from University of Mumbai. Has more than two decades of experience in manufacturing operations IT & consulting, IoT and industrial automation.
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