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i am comfortable with complexity and my diverse work and study background equipped me as international Pharmaceutical Industry Leader.  i have worked in challenging and multi-cultural environments at country, branch and business unit levels, where i have built strong and agile winning teams.

work experience as Sales Manager and Product Manager gave me a foundation in sales and Marketing and a strong customer and patient focus.  i enjoy hands-on customer-facing involvement.

i am a Pharmacist and certified internal GMP Auditor.  i currently work as GMP and pqms Consultant to a cape town based CMO.  as business unit head i am experiences in various aspects of Compliance management.

i worked as international Project Manager of a corporate cross-functional team to develop and implement a portfolio Strategy for emerging market countries.


Current Experience

  • QA Consultant

    Cape Town, South Africa
    Since August 2016
    • Pharmaceutical Quality Systems (ICH Q10) and Quality Risk Management Systems (ICH Q9), continuous improvement process, CAPAs and change control.
    • Master Validation Plan for HVAC, RO Water, Environment and Cleaning, Training, Change Management, Quality Reviews, Internal inspections and Vender Audits.
    • Site preparation for RA and Client audits.

Past Experience

  • Head of Prescription Medicines Kazakhstan

    January 2013 --- July 2016
    • responsible for Sales and Marketing, commercial Operations, Regulatory Affairs for pm and chc as well as pv for central asia regions countriies
    • improved market position in all Therapeutic Areas
    • established a branch office in kazakhstan.
    • gdp audits on 3pl companies.
    • responsible for all aspects of Compliance including risk assessments of Healthcare Compliance and personal data protection, anticorruption, antitrust, insider trading, antidiscrimination and export control & trade.
    • established a stroke prevention and Treatment program in a ppp with the moh. (actilyse).

  • Project Manager Emerging Markets International

    May 2010 --- December 2012
    • project managed a corporate cross-functional team, to develop and implement a portfolio Strategy for emerging market countries and supported national project teams.
    • identified, sourced or developed products, ensuring quality and legal Compliance and achieving registration.
    • conducted Due Diligence and 3pm quality audits.
    • developed oncology portfolio for turkey, Respiratory for different countries, line extensions for russia.

  • Various Roles Sub-Sahara Africa

    July 2004 --- April 2010

    dir. Strategy and Business Development sub-sahara africa johannesburg rsa 2006 - 2010

    • responsible for quality and Compliance as responsible Pharmacist.
    • Member of executive committee and various Business Development teams.
    • market entry in east africa for all business units. market scoping, selection and Segmentation, product and channel selection, Partner assessment, selection and contracting. developing and implement launch strategies for the territory.
    • Member of Pharmaceutical task group on national Health insurance
    • global relationship manager for international ngo’s for the supply of anti-retroviral drugs to lower income countries.

    Supply Chain and Logistics manager 2004 -2010

    • Member of various new product launch teams.
    • team Member that developed global Supply Chain regulations with focus on gdp, cold chain shipments and Supply Chain integrity.
    • planned and managed the phase out of cfc containing inhalers for south africa, south america, central european countries and south-east asian countries

  • Senior Consultant International

    May 2000 --- June 2004

  • Various Positions South Africa

    July 1987 --- April 2000


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
  • Quality Practitioner (CQI) in 2018 Certification
  • Internal GMP Auditor (IRCA) in 2017 Certification
  • Qualified Person in 2000 Certification
  • Financial Management for non-finance managers in 1995 Certification
  • Becoming a Triple-Threat Project Manager in 0000 Certification
  • Big Data Foundations in 0000 Certification
  • Data Science and Analytics Career Paths and Certifications in 0000 Certification
  • Introduction to Data Science in 0000 Certification
  • Project Management Simplified in 0000 Certification
  • The Basics of Data for Analytics in 0000 Certification


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

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    General Manager Business Development Manager Export Business Manager Project Leader Project Manager Supply chain manager Development Manager Business Consultant business unit manager GMP Qualified Person GMP Coordinator QA Lead QA Consultant QC/QA Manager
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Australia Austria Belgium Croatia Denmark Finland Georgia Germany Iceland Kazakhstan Netherlands New Zealand Norway Russia Sweden Switzerland
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl freelancer :    40 Hours per week
  • International:
  • Availability:
    Jul 2018 : 100%
    Aug 2018 : 100%
    Sep 2018 : 100%
    Oct 2018 : 100%
    Nov 2018 : 100%

Area / Region

Western and Central Europe


Driving License
  • Yes

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