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Summary

Senior Executive Leader with global experience within vaccines manufacturing industry. Strong technical, analytical and quality control experience in product development and commercial products. Demonstrate ability to lead multiple domains on a global level, building efficient teams and strategic priorities. Adaptable, performing and process oriented, organized and efficient with excellent communication and influence skills.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Vice President, Head of Central Quality Control
    Since September 2015
    Lead GQC department (more than 700 scientists and technicians), set direction and priorities, build strong internal and external partnerships to ensure supply reliability and quality to Industrialization and Supply Chain customers (Belgium and other sites: analytical support to Industrialization (Phase 2, 3 clinical lots), validation of new analytical methods, QC release and stability of raw mat, intermediates and in line vaccines ( tests on all GSK vaccines ) Lead the Global Quality Control function acting as a “center of excellence” for all QC groups/sites within the GSK Vaccines network. Ensure strategic deployment of test transfers to other GSK Vaccines sites or to National Authorities labs. Ensure the provision of a timely, efficient, cost efficient and comprehensive Quality Control service to both commercial and non-commercial customers, which are in compliance with both GSK Vaccines policies and standards, and those of external regulatory agencies and bodies. Improve, implement and assure quality management within the Global QC organization. Ensure a stream line analytical organization to support all QC activities from RD to GIO and to the different National Control labs. Ensure optimization of the QC processes through identification and development of the best technological solutions, which has an important impact on complexity and cost of goods once product is in manufacturing phase.

Past Experience

  • Vice Président, Head of Global Quality ad interim
    November 2014 --- September 2015
    Lead the Global Quality for the Vaccines Division at GSK reporting to the Chairman and President of that Division and Member of the Vaccines Management team.This responsibility includes QA/QC for Manufacturing (16 sites and multiple CMOs) and Research. It also encompasses Analytical Development, Technology Transfer, Project Management and management of multiple Joint Ventures.

  • Vice president, Head of Global Quality Control
    September 2009 --- November 2014
    Ensure the provision of a timely, efficient, cost efficient and comprehensive Quality Control service to both commercial and non-commercial customers, which are in compliance with both GSK Vaccines policies and standards, and those of external regulatory agencies and bodies. Improve, implement and assure quality management within the Global QC organization. Ensure a stream line analytical organization to support all QC activities from RD to GIO and to the different National Control labs. Ensure optimization of the QC processes through identification and development of the best technological solutions, which has an important impact on complexity and cost of goods once product is in manufacturing phase.

  • Director, Head of Analytical R&D
    February 2004 --- August 2009
    Lead the Analytical R&D group in the New Product development team in the R&D department (more than 100 scientists) which is accountable for the establishment of monographs/stability plans definition for new vaccine projects, the development and the qualification of new analytical methods for ph1-2 clinical lots vaccines, the characterization of vaccine lots (from development stage up to commercial phase) and the assay transfer to Commercial QC. Develop strong collaboration with the different development teams (downstream and upstream), QC/QA teams and Regulatory team

  • Quality Control Manager
    September 1998 --- January 2004
    Manage different QC teams (about 50 people) involved in the quality control activities of vaccines (bulk and final products): new assay development, QC release/stability testing and QC operational support. Active participation to project team (various experts in the various areas of drug delivery) as quality delegate for the development of new viral vaccines.

  • Research Assistant
    January 1982 --- January 1998
    Various Academic positions within Medical School focused on Alzheimer disease research.​​​​​​

Knowledge

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Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft WordResearchGMPCustomer ServiceQuality Assurance (QA)PowerPointEnglishQuality SystemsRegulatory affairsPharmaceutical IndustrySOPOutlookValidationQuality Control (QC)Analytical Methods DevelopmentAnalytical Method ValidationTeam LeadershipPeople DevelopmentBiotechnologyTechnology transferR&DVaccinesLife SciencesAnalytical ChemistryStrategy

Education

  • Aggregation enseignement superieur in from Université catholique de Louvain in 1982
  • Master's Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Université catholique de Louvain in 1982

Area / Region

Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes