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  • Medical School 1982 – 1988, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • MBA 1999 – 2001, Economy University Seminar, Erftstadt, Germany; Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada

Professional Experience:

Since 2008 Senior Consultant, SCRATCH Pharmacovigilance GmbH, Butzbach
1998–2007 Executive Director Pharmacovigilance (globally), Novartis Vaccines, Marburg
1995–1998 Product Manager Chiron Vaccines, Frankfurt
1994–1995 Training Manager Marion Merrell Dow, Berlin
1993–1994 Training Manager Arzneimittelwerk Dresden, Radebeul
1990–1993 Trainer, Glaxo, Bad Oldesloe


  • Leadership experience (up to 30 employees internationally)
  • Budget responsibility
  • Experience in all aspects of Pharmacovigilance
  • Experience in product recalls and EU referrals
  • Coaching experience and trainings

About myself:

Father of five daughters, interested in people, curious, loves black humor and intelligent discussions.

There is a saying about Pharmacovigilance by Sir Liam Donaldson, previous U.K. Chief Medical Officer, that also reflects my own attitude:

‘To err is human, to cover up is unforgivable, and to fail to learn is inexcusable.’