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I am an accredited Master Black Belt with a record of successfully leading improvement projects. I have demonstrated skills in facilitation, change management and project management gained within pharmaceutical research and development.


Current Experience

  • Business Performance and Quality Leader
    Since September 2014

Past Experience

  • Consultant and Owner
    March 2014 --- August 2014
    Application of Lean and SIx Sigma principles to help businesses improve their effectiveness, particularly non-traditional applications of Lean and identify ways that Lean philosophy help foster innovation.

  • Associate Director Business Improvement, Master Black Belt
    March 2012 --- February 2014
    Responsible for leading continuous improvement initiatives across key business areas and fostering a culture of creativity, collaboration and courageous leadership. • Applied Lean Sigma principles and approaches to drug projects to secure and accelerate delivery • Coached and mentored GreenBelts to deliver their own improvement projects • Facilitated learning reviews to extract lessons that can be applied to future projects • Facilitated events to encourage creativity and innovation

  • Lean Sigma Black Belt
    January 2010 --- March 2012
    Led improvement projects within one business unit of R&D, including projects to systematize competitive intelligence, develop new ways of working for drug discovery projects and resolve conflicting resource prioritization between company divisions. Worked directly with drug projects in Kaizen events and led multiple events across R&D sites. In each case, this resulted in improved teamwork and accelerated more secure project plans.

  • Team Leader Computational Chemistry
    September 2004 --- January 2010
    Led a team of computational chemists in their support of drug discovery projects.Ensured that team members were matched to projects appropriately. Led and project-managed drug discovery projects in the lead generation phase. Led a Lean Sigma improvement projejct to improve cycle times in the lead generation phase.

  • Associate Principal Research Scientist
    April 2001 --- August 2004
    Used computational chemistry and drug design tools to support lead generation and lead optimization drug discovery projects. Took the opportunity to work in Sweden at AstraZencea Mölndal for one year on an international assignment.

  • Senior Computational Chemist
    October 1998 --- April 2001
    Wrote software for structure-based design and virtual screening to allow automated searching for potential drugs in databases of chemical structures. Led a small group of software developers and collaborated with scientists using it to improve performance and include new features. Developed a method to characterize the quality of a binding mode generated by docking software. Marketed and supported the company's software on site visits to collaborators and potential customers in France, Scandinavia and USA.

  • senior research associate
    October 1990 --- September 1998
    Developed algorithms and wrote software to find similarities and generate alignments between ostensibly dissimilar chemical structures. The programs developed were used by industrial collaborators for drug discovery research. Coached and mentored doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows and was deputy group leader.


LinkedIn Assessment :
R&DPharmaceutical IndustryLife SciencesSix SigmaLead ChangeContinuous ImprovementBusiness Process ImprovementChange ManagementLean ThinkingWorkshop FacilitationDrug DevelopmentDrug DiscoveryClinical DevelopmentPerformance DashboardsProject ManagementKey Performance IndicatorsLifesciencesRSpotfireData AnalysisBlack BeltLean ToolsRoot Cause AnalysisCulture ChangeLean SigmaDMAICFMEATrainingInnovationChemistryMedicinal ChemistryDrug DesignVirtual ScreeningComputational Chemistry


  • PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from King's College London, U. of London in 1990
  • MA in Natural Sciences (Pharmacology) from University of Cambridge in 1987

Training and Certification

  • Accredited Lean Sigma Black Belt Certification
  • Accredited Lean Sigma Master Black Belt Certification
  • R Programming Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Area / Region

Gothenburg, Sweden


Driving License
  • Yes