ProcureCon Pharma 2020

03 - 04 September, 2020


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Past Speakers (2019)

Paresh Jani
Chief Procurement Officer

Paresh is the Director of Purchasing for Norgine, a leading European specialist pharmaceutical company with over 110 years of expertise and a presence in all European markets. His background spans a career in automotive, retail , energy and previous to pharma a number of years in the banking. At Norgine Paresh has previously served as the Head of Global Indirect Procurement giving him the best possible overview of internal and external relationships at the business. Paresh will be joining us to discuss master data management journeys and demonstrating value add to the business. An esteemed speaker, with fantastic ideas, he’s sessions are not to be missed! 

Andrew Kent
Head of Indirect

Gilead is a global biopharma company headquartered in California and is the 8th biggest pharma company in the world based on 2017 revenue. Gilead employs 10,000 people serving 130 countries across six continents. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, haematology and oncology, inflammatory and respiratory diseases and cardiovascular conditions. Sourcing is a relatively new function within Gilead and it is Andrew’s responsibility to build (indirect) sourcing capability within EMEA and Asia, leveraging wherever possible our global spend. China is a new market for Gilead and this has been a focus for Andrew, and also a key achievement to set up sourcing there during my 1.5 years at Gilead.

Ditte is the CPO at Lundbeck, a global mid-sized pharmaceutical company specializing in diseases related to the central nervous system (CNS). Ditte has held a number of different positions within Group Sourcing in Lundbeck starting out as a Category Manager and for the past 8 years heading different functions from Operations to Strategic Sourcing. Previously Ditte held procurement positions within the media and retail industry. Over the past years Lundbeck’s Sourcing function has adopted e-procurement, undergone an outsourcing of operational and tactical sourcing as well as implemented global procurement governance and support, all of which Ditte would love to share the ups and downs of. At this year’s conference Ditte will be joining a panel to share own experience and views on what digitalization looks like and could become in the eyes of a mid-sized pharma company.

Martin Klett
Former Head of Indirect Procurement
Roche Diagnostics

Martin Klett works as an independent consultant in the area of procurement. In his former role he acted as Head of Indirect Procurement for Roche Diagnostics, the no 1 player in the In-Vitro Diagnostics industry. He successfully established a global procurement organization covering strategy, policy, processes, IT landscape, people development and performance. Martin will act as moderator on both days in the workshop sessions. 

Jill Zunshine
Senior Vice President & Head of Global Real Estate, Facilities, and Procurement
Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Jill Zunshine, SLCR & CPSM, is a corporate real estate, procurement, supply chain, and operations executive, an MBA and Engineer with over 20 years in technology, financial services, telecom, manufacturing, consumer products, and now life sciences. At Takeda Pharmaceuticals, she is responsible, worldwide, for global real estate and facilities, as well as global procurement, including indirect and direct procurement.

Joe Agresta
Former CPO
Johnson & Johnson

Joe has been a Senior Leader with a career spanning 38 years at Allied Signal and Johnson & Johnson. His experience spans across Procurement, Supply Chain, Operations Management, Program and Product line management.  In his past 18 years at Johnson & Johnson, Joe has held Vice President leadership positions of increasing scope. In both companies Joe has been a leader in the design and execution of Category Management and Supply Chain operating models. Most recently for Johnson and Johnson Joe served as the leader of critical Supply Chain sourcing processes and was a member of the Johnson and Johnson Product Supply Leadership Team and has been the Executive Sponsor of the Construction Capital and Facilities Services Category. In his development of his new company JNA Leadership Consulting Joe’s thought leadership in Talent Development and Operating Model Design and Execution will bring a unique perspective of the End to End Value Chain. JNA Leadership Consulting will design, teach and coach relevant educational modules to the Global Supply Chain Community with unbridled Energy and Passion!

Susannah Gooch
Vice President, Direct & Operations: Purchasing & Supplier Management

Susannah is Vice President, Direct & Operations for PSM.  She has global responsibility for supporting Manufacturing and R&D organizations including raw materials (eg APIs, intermediates, packaging, devices, energy), CapEx, engineering, facilities, logistics, lab supplies and services.  Her team comprises site-based purchasing & category managers and responsibilities include supporting $2.2bln spend, across 7,200 suppliers.  She also manages AbbVie’s Restricted Substances Management team.

Gisele Tavares
Global Supplier Management Lead in Global Procurement, R&D

Gisele is an experienced procurement professional with  responsible for the management of over 15 years in multi-national healthcare organizations, as individual contributor, team member, and team and alliance leader. She excels in challenging the status-quo, influencing organizations to change mind-sets and attitudes and exercising leadership across the organization when facing challenging situations. In her current role, she is responsible fro Roches strategic suppliers in the R&D area and takes an integrated approach of supplier relationship management and business partnering.

Elly Bisschops
Vice President and Head of Global Procurement Operations

Teva is a global pharmaceutical company committed to helping patients in a way that few other companies can. Teva develops, produces and markets affordable, high-quality generic drugs, as well as innovative and specialty pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Elly is responsible for Teva Global Procurement Operations, which is a team of approximately 100 employees focused on delivering standard, effective and efficient Procurement solutions across the Source-to-Pay value chain through processes, technology and people. The Global Procurement Operations organization includes Purchasing & Sourcing Operations, Reporting & Analytics, Procurement  Systems, Policy & Compliance, and the Program Management Office. Global Procurement Operations is part of Teva’s Global Procurement organization, covering global spend of approximately $10B across all categories managed (Direct Materials, Third Party Operations, Manufacturing Goods & Services, and Indirect). 

Sébastien Bals is the CPO of UCB Pharma, a global mid-size biopharma company headquartered in Belgium with key products in the area of immunology and neurology. Together with his team, he creates value for UCB’s patients by connecting UCB challenges with innovative solutions coming from the supply base. UCB is his first pharma experience after having built a career in industries such as automotive, consumer goods and travel. He’s passionate about performance and about leading and developing high-performing teams to build strong partnerships both internally as well as externally while striving to deliver value beyond savings.

Helge Tippmann
Senior Category Manager, Strategic Sourcing, Outsourcing & Energy
Novo Nordisk

Helge Tippmann joined Novo Nordisk in 2013 and currently works as Senior Category Manager in Strategic Sourcing, responsible for outsourcing of API, intermediates and complex materials. Helge has been responsible for different direct spend categories, has a strong negotiation background and has extensive experience with implementing ethical sourcing standards in the supply chain. Helge has over a decade experience with outsourcing for global pharmaceutical companies and has been working within the Biotech field for 17 years in different positions in Specialist and Manager Roles. 

Daniele Giorgi
Director of Procurement
Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Daniele has 12 years’ experience of purchasing in Global Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Supply Chain environments. He has held roles with increasing responsibility in multiple locations across Europe.  At Abbott Laboratories, he enhanced his procurement expertise and pharmaceutical knowledge while based at a manufacturing plant in Italy, in the divisional offices in London & Dublin and also in the headquarters in Basel.  Danieles current role as Director of Product Supply Direct Procurement for all Ferring covers all of the direct spend with Third Parties and of global category managers / business change agents. Daniele joined Ferring HQ near Lausanne (CH) in October 2013 as Global Category Manager, in charge of the global purchasing strategy and its execution for key packaging materials and medical devices used in Ferring Finished Products. Daniele has a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Rome, Italy, followed by an MBA at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Dublin, Ireland

David McKimm
Category Excellence Director, Global Procurement
Johnson & Johnson

David had global responsibility to build capabilities across the procurement function through process, tools and technology at JJ, the worlds largest pharmaceutical company with over 130,000 employees worldwide. He is a confident, energetic and results driven leader with proven experience in devising and implementing strategy and change to deliver increased value and efficiency throughout the business and we will joining us to speak on revolutionising supplier relationship management in an interactive interview. 

Ilona Piekoszewska
Head of Indirect and CapEx
Iouri Sverdlov
Global Category Lead - Automation and Instrumentation
CSL Behring

Iouri joined CSL Behring’s Global CAPEX Sourcing team in Bern, Switzerland in June 2018 as a Global Category Lead, and currently supports a number of categories, such as Automation, Fill&Finish, Visual Inspection, Packaging and Track&Trace. Prior to CSL Behring, Iouri held a role of Global Category Manager for indirect categories with focus on IT and Professional Services in two largest brewers, SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev, and before that his procurement career took form in Rio Tinto, a multinational miner, where here he started as a team lead, based in Montreal, Canada, supporting IT procurement and then business process outsourcing and process transformation projects. Prior to his ongoing journey through the worlds of procurement, outsourcing and business process optimization, over the period of 10+ years Iouri pursued his career in the world of IT in Toronto and Ottawa, Canada, in the roles of a software developer, project manager and satellite network engineer. He has a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering and an MBA.

Anders Vesti Lassen
Head of Procure-to-Pay Business Processes
Leo Pharma
Ann-Cathrine Fischer
Senior Category Manager IT & Digitilization

Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company highly committed to improving the quality of life of people living with psychiatric and neurological disorders. Ann-Cathrine has 8 years of sourcing and procurement experience within IT & Digitalisation in the media and pharmaceutical industries. Ann-Cathrine is responsible for IT Sourcing in Lundbeck and has worked on several digital transformation projects in all parts of the Lundbeck Value Chain. Ann-Cathrine will be sharing her thoughts and learnings on digitalisation in the pharma industry.

Adrian Doyle
Head of Europe, Global Strategic Sourcing

Adrian is leading the strategic sourcing team at Amgen, one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. Amgen is a values-based company, deeply rooted in science and innovation to transform new ideas and discoveries into medicines for patients with serious illnesses. Adrian is a business partner to the procurement teams but also holds a significant budget. He works closely commercial teams to drive an agenda around categories and helps coordinate these changes. He will be joining us to speak about the enhancing role of digitalisation in pharma procurement. 

Nicholas Holmes
Global Category Manager, Media, Advertising, Print & PR

Nick has a range of experience across Operations and Commercial Indirect (local and global) Procurement within the pharmaceutical industry. He is now a Global Category Manager in AstraZeneca’s Global Indirect Commercial Procurement team with responsibility for Public Relations and Global Production. Nick is the procurement lead as part of the exciting journey to expand Global Production Services within AstraZeneca across their markets, globally. 

Anna Caraffi
Procurement Director, Global Category Lead

Anna has Eight years procurement experience across directs, R&D and indirect categories. The last 3 years supporting marketing categories, including: PR, Communications, Production & Creative and for the past year, as well as being the Global Category Lead for Production, Anna has been managing the agency procurement team for Asia markets, covering all marketing categories with a spend coverage approximately £150M. She is part of the team implementing a step change in GSK’s Consumer Healthcare agency change in 2016, and iterative changes since to ensure the agency model delivers against business performance objectives. Anna is currently Agency Procurement lead for the Pharmaceutical business unit as we navigate through changes in operating model, which has included decoupling digital production in 2018 and review of agency spend over 2018/2019.

Anthony Fuller
Global Head of Sourcing
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma

Mitsubishi Tanabe is a leading Japanese pharmaceutical company, with around 5,000 associates worldwide active in discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing.  We have considerable expertise in immunology, neuroscience and vaccines.  A key element of my role as Global Head of Sourcing is to create alignment among stakeholders in operations, HR, and local as well as global senior management.  A great example of this was the major initiative I recently led to identify our core internal competencies, using this characterization to reshape both our people and our sourcing strategies.  This is a truly integrated approach to talent acquisition in its broadest sense.

Anne Bernier
Technical & Investment Purchasing Director

Anne is currently Director of Technical and Investment Purchasing at UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company focusing on creating value for people living with neurology and immunology conditions. She holds a Master Degree of Engineering from the ULB and started her career in the computer industry. Working for UCB for 28 years, she has been responsible for clinical data management, biostatistics, project and portfolio management in R&D. She is involved in purchasing for more than 15 years and has been recently in charge of purchasing enablement where she developed and lead Supplier Enabled Innovation.

Romain Roulette
EMEA Procurement Director
Bausch Health Companies

Bausch Health Companies has approximately 21,000 employees worldwide and is a global company whose mission is to improve people’s lives with our health care products. Romain is responsible for direct + indirect spend and procurement teams (25 people) for all Pharma manufacturing sites (x11) and Distribution centers (x5) in Europe/Middle East at Bausch Health. Romain has set up the sourcing organization, increased procurement visibility, started the SRM program and developed sourcing strategies that delivered 2-3% annual savings on spend.

Gustavo Petroff
Senior Category manager, Indirect Procurement
Bausch Health Companies

Gustavo is responsible indirect spend and procurement operations Team (4 people) for all Pharma manufacturing sites (x11) and Distribution centers (x5) in Europe/Middle East at Bausch Health. He is as senior category manager for sourcing and procures all indirect services supporting production, operations and supply chain for the EMEA region and leads, develops and coaches a team of indirect buyers located in various locations in EMEA. Gustavos biggest achievement is supplier consolidation for supply chains (Warehousing, Freight Forwarding, Courier and Road transportation) and will be speaking on QA approved preferred suppliers across EMEA (GDP, MDR)

Silvia Lopez
Global Procurement Director

Silvia heads up the global procurement team at Almirall, a leading skin-health focused global pharmaceutical company that partners with healthcare professionals, applying Science to provide medical solutions to patients & future generations. Silvia is a strategically driven transformational leader with extensive international experience in diverse industries delivering excellence in Procurement.  She Has over 12 years of experience in the field of procurement within recognised international companies, with roles involving both operational and strategic procurement, project management and leading people across several countries. She has experience in setting up and implementing strategic sourcing processes, category management approach and deployment of processes and tools in a global environment.

Ella Stokholm
Category Manager Direct & Technical Sourcing

Ella holds a formal degree within Supply Chain Management and has 15+ years of  strong sourcing/purchasing and category management experience within global and complex organizations (medical devices; biotech and pharma). Leading sourcing activities and global teams w/in different areas of direct materials and CMO. Working at Lundbeck as category manager for packaging and CMO and herby with risk at the different levels.

Enrico Sibani
Head of Supply Chain, Former Head of Indirect

Bristol-Myers Squibb is one of the largest pharma companies in the world. The companies mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines to patients with serious diseases. Enrico is responsible for effective supply chain management, guaranteeing product availability to end customers on time and will be discussing the critical important of shortening the lead time through strong Integration with suppliers.

Matteo Stefani
Head of Indirect

Matteo is leading the non-commercial indirect procurement team at UCB Pharma, a global mid-size biopharmaceutical organization headquartered in Belgium and with a focus on treating patients suffering from Immunology and Neurology diseases. He had built his career moving across different industries and European countries; in his first years at UCB, heading the Procurement Center of Excellence, he had led the transformation of the organization by implementing leading technologies, designing innovative processes and experimenting new robotics and cognitive intelligence solutions. His main focus is now building and developing a strong and agile team of professionals capable of connecting UCB challenges with innovative solutions and delivering value beyond saving

Benny Hall
CPO Indirect Purchasing, Group Operation

Getinge’s vision is to become the world’s most respected and trusted medtech company. They provide innovative products and solutions that enable better patient outcomes while enhancing health economics on a €17 Bn market. Benny is responsible for leading and driving indirect spend within the group, which is 50% of total external spend and the global organization in EMEA, Americas and APAC, with ambitions to maximize the ROI of all external costs. He has a Passion for stakeholder management in a complex environment, to drive success.

Christopher Bolton
Associate Director, Sourcing
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Chris is Associate Director within Strategic Sourcing at Vertex Pharmaceuticals.  Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. Chris’s international category remit includes marketing, digital, corporate and medical affairs across 18 countries and counting. Originally a raw material buyer, Chris started his career sourcing direct materials before transitioning to indirect sourcing while at Abbott Laboratories.  More recently, Chris was the global marketing agency sourcing lead for Novartis Consumer Health. Outside of Sourcing , Chris also has experience of SAP implementation programmes, negotiating with major retail customers, marketing and corporate communications activities.

Henrik Jensen
Global Category Manager, R&D Procurement
Leo Pharma

Henrik is responsible for an indirect R&D spend of 60mEUR for LEO Pharma. His role is responsible for laboratory instruments & service, laboratory consumables & chemicals, and supplementary external consultancy and regulatory services. The role has a global scope, however the R&D organization is primarily based in Denmark. Further the role has a lot of interaction and interfaces with overlapping categories within direct spend. 

Christian Köser
Category Manager Services, Global Procurement
Actelion Pharmaceuticals- Johnson & Johnson
Christian Köser is a global category manager for Actelion Pharmaceuticals at Johnson & Johnson. Christian has covered different indirect categories like MRO and R&D. In 2016 he managed a e-procurement project replacing Actelions purchase to order system.
Giuseppe Conti
Director Operations

Giuseppe has over 25 years of Procurement experience with leading multinationals (P&G, Novartis, and Merck) and over 10 years of teaching experience at leading Business Schools (including Oxford, HEC Paris, INSEAD, IMD, ESADE, St Gallen and Bocconi). In this interactive workshop, Giuseppe will deep dive into how you can easily overcome dealing with challenging people both externally and internally and define the key critical success methodology to deal with this and master your negotiation skills. Leave the workshop feeling ready to navigate the complexity’s of the workplace with confidence.

Philipp Schaffrath

Philipp is responsible for all strategic as well operational procurement operations across GRT. He is Leading the largest procurement transformation in GRT history, moving GRT procurement from a decentralized highly transactional function to a strategically positioned, value focused center-led function – transforming GRT procurement in all three frontiers at the same time: organization, people/ capabilities and value delivery. Philipp is also driving GRT Procurement to be largest single function contributor to corporate Fit for 2022 efficiency program. His former experiences include Global Strategic Vehicle Program Procurement Manager BMW, Strategy Consultant Operations Booz & Company, Head of Global Sourcing & Key Supplier Management E.ON, Head of Supply Chain E.ON Climate & Renewables

Derek Hobbs
Associate Director – Global Procurement (Sales and Marketing)

Derek has extensive Procurement and Supply-chain experience, working in multi-national organization’s in the Mobile Communications, FMCG, Energy and Pharmaceutical sectors. My core skills are Procurement Category Management, Strategic Procurement, Negotiations, Managing multi-functional projects and developing excellent stakeholder relationships. The Procurement categories I have worked on during my career include, Sales and Marketing, Distributors/Wholesalers, Professional Services, HR services and Telecom’s network equipment.

Magnus Lundgren
Chief Procurement Officer
Fresenius Medical Care North America
Magnus Lundgren is an Executive Business Manager and global leader with strong focus on leadership enhancement, organizational development and transformation as well as TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), P/L margin expansion and cash management. Expertise within business management, manufacturing, supply chain and procurement as well as Shared Services and Purchase-To-Payment (P2P) solutions. He has worked +20 years at global Healthcare/Pharma/Life Sciences, CPG and Petrochemical companies, with focus on Strategic Procurement plus Supply Chain Management and R&D.
He is currently CPO, Senior Vice President Procurement at Fresenius Medical Care North America, a global leading provider of products and services for people with chronic kidney failure, where he is responsible for companywide expenditures of $6B, their A/P Cash Program and Requisition-To-Pay implementation. He is also leading their transformation of regional to global procurement.

He was previously the Chief Procurement Officer at Hospira (generic sterile injectables, biosimilars and medical devices) responsible for global procurement ($2.5B spend and +115 people), during a year of change leading up to the Pfizer acquisition integration. Prior to that he spent 6 years with GE Healthcare as Global Sourcing Executive (biosciences, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and invitro diagnostics) managing $1B spend. He has lived and worked in 5 countries across WE and USA.
Magnus holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
He currently lives with his family in the Boston area, United States.

Mike Hoogveld
Partner, Author, Agile Management: The fast and flexible approach to continuous improvement in organizations and Guest Lecturer,University of Nyenrode
Holland Consulting

Formerly a start-up founder, Mike Hoogveld is now an international consultant helping organizations improve their customer performance. He is also engaged in academic research at Nyenrode Business University. Furthermore, he is a guest lecturer at various universities and business schools and has published several articles and books on agility in organisations.

Philipp Kallenbach
Freelance Consultant & Digital Health Mentor

Philipp’s passion is matchmaking between start-ups and established companies. He combines his experience as an entrepreneur with deep knowledge in open innovation and start-up cooperation forms to foster innovation. He currently works as an innovation consultant, advising start-ups, SMEs and corporates. Prior to this he was at Pfizer’s HealthCare Hub, where he discovered his enthusiasm for innovation in digital health.

Nick Jenkinson

Nick Jenkinson is Senior Director – Procurement & Property for the EMEA Region within Astellas; a Japanese R&D driven global pharmaceutical company. He joined Astellas in December 2015 and has the remit to transform the current EMEA Procurement & Property operating model to one capable of delivering Category, Regional and Operational Excellence. Nick has 20 years experience in Procurement & Supply Chain across a number of industries including Automotive, Building Materials, BPO, Media & FMCG. He has spent the past 7 years delivering greenfield Procurement transformations. Nick is an Economics graduate and has an MBA from Warwick Business School

Linda Bengtsen Frederiksen
Director, Direct & Technical Sourcing, Group Sourcing

Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company highly committed to improving the quality of life of people living with psychiatric and neurological disorders. Linda is responsible for Lundbecks Strategic Sourcing, which is a team of 7 Category Managers including categories such as IT, Marketing, Travel, Prof. Services, Raw Materials, Packaging Materials, Facility Mngt, CAPEX, R&D & Logistics. Strategic Sourcing is part of Lundbecks Group Sourcing which has a global spend of appr. 4,200 MDKK (2017) across the categories mentioned above. Linda will be speaking on reducing risks in the supply chain, where Lundbeck have been working to identifying and reducing risk all the way from the overall assessments done on a company level for insurance policy purposes and down to the individual material  level, where considerations such as safety stock (level; internal-external), reorder points, number of sites and/or sources and type of contract are part of the setup.

Satvinder Panesar
Global Category Manager, Chemisty Services, Discovery Services

Satvinder is responsible for the design and execution of our global spend in the Early Discovery spend categories.  At AZ, we have managed to use an eMarketplace at the core of our category strategy, gaining the tactical benefits of speed, innovation, compliance and cos saving, while still strategically engaging our larger, new or innovative supplier to drive additional value. 


Ramon Grasmeijer
GCO Consultancy

Ramon is experienced professional with 15 + years of experience in meetings and events industry. He is working with GCO since 2002. in different roles in sourcing, operations and account management before being appointed as Executive Director in 2013. Prior to joining GCO he has gained extensive experience within the hospitality industry, predominantly involved in servicing large international organizations on a global scale, looking after their worldwide corporate travel programs as well as M&E (meeting and events) programs. After specializing in life sciences  industry Ramon also works as Consultant at GCO Consultancy, to deliver Risk Management Solutions and Strategic Meeting Management services.

Mr. Tracy Hendershott
Vice President, Commercial Operations
Annabelle Sandeman
Chief Commercial Officer
Huntsworth Health

Annabelle brings more than 20 years of experience across HCP advertising, Medical Communications, and PR. She currently serves as Global Chief Commercial Officer for Huntsworth Health responsible for global strategic management, new markets and geographies, as well as global agency coordination, delivery, evaluation and importantly procurement.

During Annabelle’s career, she has been responsible for building and managing global, European and domestic brand/medical strategy across multiple stakeholders, regions, countries, and medical and marketing disciplines. As an integrated strategist she has worked across multiple therapeutic categories, including immunology (biologics and biosimilars), ophthalmology, GI, virology, orphan and rare disease, cardiology, neurology, and more.

She started her career at Abbott Laboratories in the United Kingdom as a primary and secondary sales representative before moving to the agency side of the business when she joined VB Communications and Jago Pearce (now part of Huntsworth Health). Annabelle plays a pivotal role in our ongoing procurement relationships globally across all our disciplines, where she is involved with relationship management, rate and contract negotiations, leading responses to RFIs and RFPs, and coordinating the network around the world for our clients and new business pitches. She also maintains the integrity of our global network and presently supports the development of our Asia Pacific, Middle East and Latin America regional capabilities.

Annabelle graduated from Edinburgh University with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree specialising in physiology and cardiovascular pharmacology in 1995. Annabelle gained her Postgraduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and is also a member of the Governance council of the Healthcare Communications Association (HCA) and a Co-Chair for the Communiqué awards in 2019.

Beat Mueller
Country Manager DACH Region(Germany, Austria & Switzerland)

Beat is a sales and management executive with strong leadership and operation management capabilities. He possesses more than 15 years of experience in providing international recruitment, payroll, talent acquisition and outsourcing solutions. His experience includes a focus on highly qualified talent for professional, technical and commercial specialties in Switzerland and internationally. In his role as country general manager for AgileOne in Switzerland, Beat is responsible for operations, sales and service management. He leads the strategic development of our client relationships and country specific value-added services. Prior to joining AgileOne, Beat was a country manager for a global, boutique staffing company and the business development director for a workforce solution provider in Europe.

As an executive with one of the leading staffing agencies in Switzerland, Beat helped to grow the company’s business by offering high performance resources and talent management solutions for contract, permanent, payroll and outsourcing projects. Beat holds a technical and higher education degree in business administration, plus an executive diploma in General Management from the University of St. Gallen where he focused on leadership, strategy, finance, operations, and delivery. In addition to speaking some French, he is fluent in both German and English.

David Levy
Global Account Advisor
John Lawrence
Director, Client Solutions, Europe

John brings more than 15 years of experience in supply chain and marketing - both agency and brand side. Operating as a consultant for global, regional and national organizations, his team deliver Continuous Improvement projects from consultancy through to implementation across multiple channels. As a member of the SGK Client Solutions Team, John has strategically led initiatives for a wide range of organisations across Healthcare and other sectors to increase their speed-to-market, reduce costs in the marketing supply chain and better utilize their internal and external resources. 

Sam Smith
Vice President, Global Practice Lead | Life Science & Healthcare

With a knack for connecting with people and delivering results with humour and honesty, Sam Smith is an award winning sales leader driven by simplicity in a complex world of work.

Her career journey started in mechanical engineering, with the RAF, and has grown to span over 20 years in the workforce sector. Here, she has overseen the delivery of mission-critical people solutions to some of the most challenging infrastructure and engineering projects around the world. It’s a journey that has seen her partner with leading global organisations across a huge spectrum of industries, including Marine, Utilities, Aerospace, Mass Transit, Oil and Gas, and Renewable Energy.

Currently, Sam is part of the Kelly Services Global Solutions Leadership Group and oversees large account management within our Life Sciences Portfolio. Her specialisms include engagement, inclusivity, people solutions, and the future of work.

Sam is a champion for new talent. Working with organisations that support young people and their journeys into work. You can also find her hosting our regular Talent Leadership In Action (TLIA) events on a quarterly basis. Bringing her inimitable flair and insight to our steadily growing community of talent leaders.

Xavier Mensa
Sales Director

Xavier is a director of enterprise sales at Icertis,  the leading provider of contract lifecycle management in the cloud. With an extensive background and over 19 years in the life science and pharmaceutical industries, Xavier’s work covers a wide array of functional areas in the industry: research, regulatory, manufacturing, business development and sales. Whether it is business critical content, compliant document management, GxP data reporting & analytics or business workflow optimisation, the backdrop of his work is invariably about supporting engagement, empowerment, optimization and transformation - and above all bringing new business value in a changing customer environment. He will be presenting on Wednesday March 20th "The Importance of A.I. in Contract Lifecycle Management for Procurement & Sourcing

Massimiliano Francone
Head of Sales
Enel Green Power

Massimiliano Francone was born in Milan and has a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and an Executive MBA from MIP Business School of Politecnico di Milano.He has over 20 years’ experience in Oil&Gas and Power Sectors where he covered roles of growing responsibility within Engineering, Project Management, Sales and General Management for both large International Corporation as Siemens, Tyco and UTC and small and mid-size Italian Company. He joined Enel Group in 2014 as Head of Sale of Large Customer Solutions at Enel Energia providing gas and electricity, distributed generation, efficiency system, flexibility, and energy services to C&I customers. From 2018, he is Head of Global Origination at Commercial Office of Enel Green Power, responsible for the scouting and origination of long term PPAs for new renewable capacity worldwide with industrial, commercial and non-traditional off-takers


Tom Dexter
VP Business Development, Europe
Rene Petri
Senior Director
David Moseley
Head of R&D Procurement
Andreas Neils
Head of Marketing Procurement
Estella Huang
Senior Category Manager, Associate Director
Jesal Mehta
Founder and CEO
Elena Mustatea
Bold Health
Helene Schönewolf

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