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Experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working in the international pharmaceuticals industry. Skilled in Quality and Compliance management in GMP manufacturing and GDP warehousing environments. Worked as General Manager at Country, Branch and Business Unit level. Managed International Projects through cross-functional teams. Strong foundation in sales and marketing.


Current Experience

  • Senior Consultant Cape Town, South Africa
    Since August 2016

    Full-time in-house consultant assisting a client to transition from a CAM contract manufacturing to become a GMP compliant A-grade pharmaceutical facility. This includes the establishment of:

    • Risk based approach to Quality.

    • A Pharmaceutical Quality Management System (PQMS)

    • SOPs and documentation systems.

    • Establishing a Site Master File.

    • Establishment of a Master Validation Plan for qualification and validation of systems including HVAC, RO Water, Environmental and Cleaning Validation.

    • Training, Change Management, Quality Review, Internal inspections and Vendor Audits.

Past Experience

  • Various positions
    June 2004 --- July 2016

    • Branch Manager and Head Prescription Medicines Kazakhstan 2013 – 2016 64 people.

    • Project Manager EM Portfolio Enhancement: Ingelheim DE. 2010 – 2013

    • Director Strategy (BI South Africa) 2009 – 2010

    • Responsible Pharmacist 2009 -2011

    • Business Development and Exports Manager 2006 – 2009

    • Global liaison with NGO’s on ARV (nevirapine) supply’s

    • Supply Chain and Logistics Manager with responsibility for CFC inhaler manufacturing and phase out. 2004 – 2006

  • Senior Consultant International
    June 1999 --- October 2004

    • Interim CEO and RP South Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa Ranbaxy International.

    • International Speaker.

    • Established Pharmacy Direct (Courier service pharmacy).

  • Various Roles in CIBA and Sandoz Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
    January 1987 --- January 1999

    • CEO of Rolab/Sandoz South Africa: (~400 Staff) 1997- 1999

    • Responsible Pharmacist 1997 - 1999

    • Business Development and Exports Manager 1996 - 1997

    • Project Manager: 1994 – 1996

    • Sales Manager: 1992 - 1994 • Product Manager Voltaren (diclofenac): 1989 - 1992

    • Sales and Product Trainer: 1988 - 1989

    • Hospital Representative responsible for State tenders: 1987 – 1988


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingAssertivenessStrategic thinkingProblem solvingApproachabilityCreative thinkingInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledge


Self Assessment :
GenericGeneric PharmaceuticalsBiosimilarsCustomer RelationsAccount ManagementBusiness Process ImprovementBusiness StrategycGMPChange ManagementCoachingComplianceContinuous ImprovementCross-functional team leadershipInternational Project ManagementLeadershipLife SciencesMarketing StrategyMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft ProjectMicrosoft WordMicrosoft PowerpointNew Business DevelopmentPharmaceutical ManufacturingProcess improvementProduct managementProject ManagementProject Portfolio ManagementRisk ManagementRoot Cause Analysis (RCA)Sales EffectivenessStrategic PlanningSupply Chain ManagementTeam Leadership
LinkedIn Assessment :
Pharmaceutical IndustryProduct launchBusiness StrategyPharmaceutical salesCompetitive AnalysisSales EffectivenessCross-functional team leadershipProduct developmentMarket researchMarket accessBusiness DevelopmentStrategyNew Business DevelopmentmanagementBusiness PlanningMarket AnalysisMarket PlanningHospital SalesProduct managementSales OperationsForecastingFMCGMarketingLogisticsSupply Chain ManagementMedical affairsBusiness ProcessGlobal MarketingPharmaceuticsKey Account ManagementMarket developmentB2BBusiness IntelligenceMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft ExcelCardiovascular DiseaseRespiratory ProductsDiabetes CareAnti-inflammatoryGeneric DrugsAccount ManagementProject ManagementData AnalysisStrategic Planning

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Administer logisticsAdvise on strategy Analytical skills Analyze dataAchieve sales objectivesAttend at steering committee meetingsAttend steering committeeCoachCoordinate logisticsCoordinate projectsCoordinate recallsData miningDefine market needsDevelop business planDevelop marketing strategiesDevelop supply strategyDevelop supply plansDirect co-workersDirect co-workers to achieve resultEstablish contractsEstablish professional relationships with partnersEstablish relationships with Key Opinion LeadersEvaluate licensing opportunitiesForecasting of drug productIdentify risksImplement marketing plansInteract with KOLInventory ManagementLabeling compliance with local regulationsLiaise with professionals in other divisions of the company as requiredlifescienceMaintain Key Account plansMaintain strong relationshipsManage budgetsManage complexityManage contractors Organise steering committeePeople managementproject managementWork cross-functionally


  • Master’s Degree in Engineering/Industrial Management from University of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria in 1997
  • Post graduate Honours Degree in Marketing/Marketing Management, General from University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika in 1994
  • B.Pharm in Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Chemistry from North-West University/Noordwes-Universiteit in 1983

Training and Certification

  • Leadership Development Novartis in 1999 Training
  • Negotiation Skills in 1997 Training
  • Advanced Marketing Management in 1990 Training
  • Financial Management for non-finance managers in 1995 Certification
  • Becoming a Triple-Threat Project Manager Certification
  • Big Data Foundations Certification
  • CQI IRCA Certification
  • Data Science and Analytics Career Paths and Certifications Certification
  • Introduction to Data Science Certification
  • Project Management Simplified Certification
  • The Basics of Data for Analytics Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    1 week
  • Positions I am interested in:
    General Manager Business Development Manager Export Business Manager Managing Director Project Leader Project Manager Supply chain manager Development Manager Business Consultant business unit head Senior Strategy Consultant
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Australia Austria Belgium Canada Denmark Finland Germany Iceland Netherlands New Zealand Norway Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
    BrightOwl freelancer :    40 Hours per week
  • International:

Area / Region

Western and Central Europe


Driving License
  • Yes