THE FORCE – PEOPLE ARE OUR STRENGTH.
Get to know our team.
THE FORCE – PEOPLE ARE OUR STRENGTH.
Get to know our team.
Tanja is a pharmacist and has been working in the healthcare industry in leadership and executive roles for the past 20 years.
Tanja covers the fields of Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Production, Supply Chain Optimization, Tech Transfers, Quality Management/Qualified Person, Product Compliance and Pharmacovigilance.
Tanja has long term experience in managing complex intercultural projects. She has been extraordinary successful in the area of Supply Chain Optimization / Cost Reduction, Regulatory Compliance and in the localization of production in Russia.
Christian has been working in the healthcare industry for the past 19 years in leadership and executive roles.
He covers the fields of Strategy, Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain Management incl. Supplier Selection and Negotiation, Partnering and Partner Networks, Business Development, Finance and Human Resources.
Christian’s expertise is the transformation of companies. Therefore, he strategically aligns them and takes care of a state of the art implementation based on a structured project plan. His main focus: Increasing the value for the company owners with a healthy mixture of short term success in the context of a long term strategy.
Managing Director THE FORCE Portugal
Cristina combines a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a post-graduate specialization course in Clinical Analysis and a PhD in the field of Analytical Chemistry.
In addition, she’s been awarded the title of Specialist in the Pharmaceutical Industry, which allows her to assume the role and responsibilities of Technical Director and Qualified Person.
With professional experience ranging from distribution and manufacturing to holding a position as professor for more than 20 years, she’s originally been supporting us in Quality Management and as a skilled auditor, before also taking on the lead of our Porto site as Managing Director of THE FORCE Portugal.
Dr. Rudite Schillinger
Rudite is a medical doctor and has a master’s degree in Business Administration. She has more than 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
Rudite covers pharmacovigilance quality systems, performs PV audits, monitors benefit risk balance of the medicines and maintains a pharmacovigilance system master file.
Rudite’s long term experience in the pharmaceutical field brings together a healthy understanding of business needs and legal requirements. She has been successful in passing EU authority inspections, performing PV audits, implementing PV systems and maintaining effective quality system for monitoring medicines.
Dr. Harald Keller
Harald is a Biologist with over 14 years practical experience in life sciences and healthcare industries. Scientific expertise, knowledge of the GMP/GDP legislation, strong analytical thinking skills plus some drops of pragmatism and creativity are his formula to handle quality related topics successfully.
Harald is an experienced auditor and managed several authority inspections. He has successfully set up whole quality systems for healthcare start-ups and supported customers in their inspection preparation process by providing customized SOPs.
Further fields of expertise are supplier qualification, training systems, GDP and technical agreements for instance./p>
Dr. Verena Bückle-Vallant
Sr. Project Manager Quality / Practice Lead Quality
Verena is a biochemist with a doctorate in microbiology. Her scientific know-how, her analytical thinking and her open communication and motivation complement her over 7 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
Verena has already worked as a project engineer in plant qualification and as team leader in compliance. Thus, she is well versed in ensuring compliance with GMP guidelines, the preparation and follow-up of audits and inspections and in her function as a service provider.
This, together with her distinct knowledge of GMP and GDP guidelines, lays the foundation for a fruitful and efficient cooperation with a wide variety of customers at THE FORCE.
Dr. Andrea Schüssele
Director Regulatory Affairs
Andrea is a certified pharmacist with a doctorate in Pharmaceutical Technology – and a passion for regulatory affairs. She enjoys supporting clients with both strategic regulatory advice and hands-on work on dossiers and applications.
Working for small and big companies, Andrea gained sound knowledge in the development and approval process for medicinal products, as well as experience in quality assurance and pharmacovigilance.
At THE FORCE she uses her experience as a consultant to support companies in obtaining the necessary licenses, bringing new products to the market, and keeping them in the market throughout their entire lifecycle.
Valentin is a customer-centric procurement leader with more than 15 years of extensive experience across several industries. He’s driven by a passion for enabling procurement organizations to live up to their role and potential – namely as a fuel engine for organizational growth and value creation.
At THE FORCE, Valentin supports clients with an integral procurement service, from providing advice to delivering results as well as momentum. Based on a “one team, one target” mindset, he always provides value with a hands-on execution of strategic initiatives.
Since he thrives on creating rather than simply maintaining, his focus is on procurement transformation, operating model development, supplier and category management, and cost optimization projects.
Stefanie has over 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. In addition to her function as a PTA in the public pharmacy and as an assistant to the Qualified Person, she has already worked as a team leader in the Artwork area and as a department head in manufacturing, contract manufacturing, quality assurance and production.
Her area of expertise lies in Artwork Management, where she accompanies the entire packaging material process up to the execution of audits at the responsible printing houses.
With the combination of her know-how in quality assurance and as a nutritionist, her focus at THE FORCE is also on GMP and the management of quality assurance processes, especially in the food and dietary supplement sector.
Luisa has a degree in information management in the health sector and can draw on a wide range of practical experience in all her areas of specialization – from quality management to business administration to project and information management.
At THE FORCE, she applies her expertise in quality management and quality assurance as Quality Manager. One of her special fields is staff qualification within the framework of training and on-boarding measures.
Her experience in regulatory affairs and product approval within Europe in particular gives Luisa an international perspective that benefits us and our clients alike.
Juliana has not only already more than 18 years of practical experience as a pharmacy technician: in addition to her work at the pharmacy, she attended the vocational school for cosmetics and worked as a specialist cosmetician for several years.
Through her function as quality management and occupational health and safety officer, she also brings with her a distinct understanding of quality management systems – and uses her experience in this area at THE FORCE as Quality Manager, as well.
Carlos has three years of professional experience as a Validation Engineer in a pharmaceutical production company.
His fields of expertise range from qualification of production equipment and production areas to the validation of HVAC systems, the development of SOPs and validation protocols. At the same time, his focus lies on GMP-compliance for the whole production plant, including everything from facilities to personnel to equipment.
With a combination of reliability, hard work, and a good sense of humor, he’s not only always expanding his skills and horizon, but also readily sharing his knowledge with us at THE FORCE and our customers alike.
Uwe has a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry followed by an honours degree in Pharmacology. In addition to more than 30 years of experience in the broader health care industry, he brings extensive knowledge in product development, manufacturing, technology transfer, and quality assurance to our team.
While his passions lie in technology transfer and auditing, Uwe’s excellent experience also stretches to IV solutions, devices, and allopathic as well as homeopathic preparations from inception to execution.
Through his role as quality manager, combined with his distinct knowledge of GMP and guidelines, he lays the foundation for fruitful and efficient cooperation with a wide variety of customers at THE FORCE.
Jasmin is a chemist with a master’s degree in Process Analysis & Technology Management. During more than 3 years in quality management in the medical device industry, she has gained experience as an auditor as well as in the supervision of external audits and inspections.
At THE FORCE, she combines her straightforward and pragmatic approach with additional expertise not only in maintaining but also in the continuous improvement of QM systems.
In addition, Jasmin is characterized by a very analytical way of thinking, which she has already successfully applied to various projects, not least in the field of design transfer.
Nicole combines her background as a nurse and Clinical Research Assistant at a medical device manufacturer with 14 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry at the service provider side.
Her specialties range from setting up and maintaining PV systems, to her knowledge as an EudraVigilance Expert, to PV audits and CAPA monitoring. Both we and our customers alike benefit from her also gladly passing on her broad expertise, especially due to her competence in organizing and conducting trainings.
At THE FORCE, Nicole's focus is on building quality systems.
Verena combines a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences and a master's degree in Nutritional Economics with more than 5 years of professional experience in quality management in the food, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries.
At THE FORCE, she continues her expertise in this field, covering areas such as SOPs, change control, and inspections. With her passion for good quality management and structured work, she has been involved in various international projects – from the creation, maintenance and improvement of the QMS in 14 European countries to site certification according to GDP in the Netherlands.
In addition, Verena is experienced in conducting both internal and external audits and in supplier qualification.
Karla Giacomelli Ribas
Project Manager Quality
Karla has a master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Her background ranges from drug product development to the research and development area to leadership roles in various projects.
On top of that, she’s proficient in the handling of current good practice (cGxP) guidelines. In addition to more than 6 years of professional experience, Karla brings in her distinct analytical skills to successfully manage projects in the Quality area at THE FORCE.
One of her specialties also lies in supporting customers in analytical method transfers and method validations.
Dr. Ivana Klincharska
Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager
Ivana holds a PhD in Biology, and has specialized in CMS topics with a special focus on technology transfers. She has more than 8 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry working on different projects, particularly in various scientific topics, regulatory intelligence and regulatory toxicology.
Her 8 years as teaching assistant at university have brought her a scientific and analytical pragmatism in approaching the challenges of the everyday business world.
At THE FORCE, Ivana acts as an accelerator to the dynamic ‘motion’ in the Regulatory Affairs team, to which she contributes with her spirit, energy, and dynamic nature intertwined with an enthusiasm towards ongoing and new projects. Her problem-solving attitude benefits both the team at THE FORCE and our clients.
Dr. Sandra Mahr
Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager
Sandra holds a PhD in Biology and has specialized in medical research with a particular focus on molecular genetics, immunology, and rheumatology.
With 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical area, she has not only gained in-depth knowledge in drug discovery and regulatory affairs but is also very familiar with the challenges of drug development and approval.
After her time in the Biotech Industry, she became a consultant and now supports pharmaceutical clients in the implementation of their marketing authorisation projects – regarding possible approval strategies and project management as well as hands-on work on dossiers and applications.
Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager
Maryna is a pharmacist by education with a Diploma of the National Pharmaceutical University as well as a postgraduate certification in Economics and Management in Pharmacy.
From more than 15 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry, she brings the hands-on experience of a variety of complex, international projects, combined with the leadership and communication skills necessary to successfully interact with cross-functional teams from all around the globe.
While one of Maryna’s specialties lies in risk analysis and the development of Regulatory Affairs strategies for emerging markets, she’s also – not least due to her previous contributions to acquisition and in-licensing deals alike – a strong asset to our due diligence services.
Regulatory Affairs Manager
Sara is a pharmacist with a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy as well as 3 years of professional experience in health-tech solutions. Her background includes areas from data analysis and client service to quality assessment and process documentation.
At THE FORCE, her primary focus is on Regulatory Affairs, where she joins and enhances our team not only with her skills, but also with her ambition to invest in and to refine them within the framework of new projects, making her a valuable asset for us and our customers alike.
Dr. Manuela Peucker
Regulatory Affairs Manager
Manuela is a biochemist with a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology and a scientific background in infectious diseases, bacteriology, and virology. She can look back on more than 5 years of experience in clinical research, in particular in the project management of phase I and II clinical drug trials.
At THE FORCE, Manuela continues to pursue this passion for working in an international environment and communicating in foreign languages as part of the Regulatory Affairs team, with an initial focus on renewal procedures.
As a natural scientist, she brings along an analytical approach to classify data, a distinct comprehension of physical processes, and the creative resourcefulness needed to take on a variety of projects.
Senior Quality Manager
Heike is a pharmacist with more than 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Her background spans from working in global CROs to regulatory affairs, including leading positions in both production and quality control as well as fulfilling the function of Responsible Person.
Her expertise has already led to not only several successful inspections in Germany as well as in Switzerland, but also to gaining MIA for primary packaging units.
At THE FORCE, Heike covers the range of GCP, GMP, GDP, and quality management – and takes care of Regulatory Affairs.
Dr. Andrea Gall
Andrea is a specialized pharmacist for drug information. She received her doctorate in Drug Regulatory Affairs alongside her job and can now look back on 16 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including regulatory affairs, quality control and quality management, and manufacturing.
Her areas of expertise are medical devices and the registration of biocides. She is particularly well versed in the Medicinal Products and Medical Devices Act and counts pharmaceutical-legal issues among her specialties.
In addition, Andrea is always pleased to pass on her expertise to other pharmacists in the context of further education, to pharmacists in practical training, and to clinical trainees.
Mario holds, in addition to a degree in Chemistry and Pharmacological Technology, a license as a pharmacist.
With more than 10 years of professional experience in pharmacies and the pharmaceutical industry, he has specialized in the areas of GMP inspections and supplier qualification as well as internal and external audits. He combines many years of experience in the pharmaceutical gas industry with the knowledge in the field of medical devices he gained as person responsible for regulatory compliance.
At THE FORCE, Mario realizes his innate enthusiasm to always discover new areas and challenges in order to fulfill his desire for professional improvement and development.
Dr. Heena P. Sharma
Pharmacovigilance Manager / QPPV
Heena is a dentist who did further studies in drug safety and pharmacovigilance. Overall, she can look back on more than 8 years of professional experience in the pharmaceutical industry, among other things as a subject matter expert in PV operations and working in a med-tech setup with a focus on developing various PV tools and databases.
Her combined experiences in pharmacovigilance, drug safety, and product development not only demonstrate the bright potential of merging the fields of medicine and technology: They also give her a broader perspective in her day-to-day work. At THE FORCE, she implements this into SOPs, trainings, and in managing the PV area in general.
Dr. Heidi Becker
Heidi is a biologist whose academic background includes a degree in toxicology as well as a PhD in the field of cell toxicology.
She’s worked for both the Federal Environment Agency, with a focus on the assessment of indoor pollutants and on nanomaterials, and as a REACH officer in the chemical industry.
With her vast experience in consulting and advisory services – and a special knack for safety data sheets – she also ensures we and our customers at THE FORCE alike are best informed, no matter if it is about a classification issue, the toxicological assessment of ingredients or impurities in drugs and medical devices, or deriving important limit values.
Sandra completed her bachelor’s degree in biosciences, followed by a master’s degree in toxicology. During her studies, she gained knowledge on pre-clinical safety and gathered insights into the pharmaceutical industry.
As a motivated, cheerful scientist with great interest in everything toxicology-related, she is dedicated to ensuring and improving safety for all living things. At THE FORCE, Sandra dives into the working world to grow her skill sets and pursue her passion.
Michael has been supporting the establishment and transformation of companies from a wide range of industries for more than 17 years. As a trained industrial clerk, he studied industrial engineering and – alongside the job – nano-biotechnology.
After graduating, he worked as a business development manager for a development company before moving into the investment business. He has been active for both institutional and private investment companies and accompanied more than 15 young and medium-sized technology companies in their development.
Michael covers the areas of strategy, business development, and financing, with a sustainably profitable company development always in the focus of his activities.
Senior Manager Supply Chain/Logistics/Transport
Hugo is a Certified Business Administrator. In addition to 10 years in the production and distribution of pharmaceuticals and experience in the field of medical technology, his specialties include export, warehouse management, and rollouts for the establishment of new companies abroad, with a particular focus on the selection of storage locations and supply chains.
At THE FORCE, Hugo combines this broad wealth of experience with his ability to accurately analyze even the most difficult situations. As a specialist in supply chain, logistics, and transportation, he approaches these issues not only with his expertise, but also with a healthy mix of diligence, rationality, and diplomatic skills.
Both we and our business partners benefit from his trustful approach and the open atmosphere he creates for everyone involved.
Procurement & Supply Chain Manager
Driven by a passion for organization management and procurement challenges, Theo brings an academic background in financial control and a master's degree in procurement, logistics, and production management – as well as over 3 years of experience delivering procurement solutions across multiple industries that help organizations achieve their goals.
At THE FORCE, Theo provides quality procurement and supply chain services to our customers. His focus on end-to-end analysis and strong analytic capabilities enables him to accurately assess complex situations, identify areas for improvement, and optimize operations.
In addition, his commitment to continuous learning and growth empowers him to stay updated with industry trends, allowing him to add significant value to his clients.
Andreas is a pharmaceutical biologist and worked as a research assistant at the TU Braunschweig following his doctoral thesis.
He then began a career in the industrial sector and has been working in the field of healthcare for almost 30 years in both operational and executive roles. For the past year, he has been self-employed as a consultant for executives in the pharmaceutical and supplement sector.
Andreas covers the areas of product and business development, strategy, marketing, sales, production, supply chain, pharmacovigilance, and clinical research. In addition to a worldwide network of experts he also possesses a special sense for trends. He is less interested in what is not possible than in how things are or can be made possible.
Aleksandr is a chemist with 17 years of professional experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including stations in general management and as a plant manager.
His expertise is in product development, tech transfer and manufacturing.
As an experienced project manager in various fields of medical devices and the pharmaceutical industry, he uses his diverse background – ranging from construction projects to drug solid form optimization – to take care of managing manifold projects at THE FORCE, as well.
Project Manager Finance/Controlling
Douaa is a business economist with a focus on Finance & Controlling and Business Administration. Motivation, sense of responsibility, reliability and flexibility characterize her strengths.
With her organizational talent, she not only generally supports the team in analyzing, planning and controlling financial tasks in the company, but also takes on her own projects in this area. It is important to Douaa to always have a clear plan that allows her to achieve the goal and to identify deviations early on.
Tanja holds a master’s degree in International Business & Economics with a focus on marketing and global business ethics and has over 6 years of professional experience in the field of marketing.
Her core competence lies in the area of online marketing – not least because of her curiosity about new technologies and her openness for the use of new systems. With Tanja, distinctive analytical skills meet a creative streak, which is evident in her ideas as well as in their practical implementation.
With her experience in the development, control and analysis of holistic marketing concepts, she is responsible for campaign management and the implementation of marketing activities on all channels at THE FORCE.
Head of IT
Nikolai has a university degree in Information Management with over 10 years of experience in IT systems and system landscapes. As our technical mastermind, he takes care of everything related to technology, with his core competence in IT project management: He combines strategic and conceptual elements with the necessary technical know-how for a target-oriented implementation.
Thanks to his penchant for IT security and a passion for everything that consists of zeros and ones, he keeps himself and the IT landscape at THE FORCE constantly up to date, even with the fast-moving developments in the IT sector, and continues to develop both.
Moreover, he ensures that all employees have quick and uncomplicated access to all the resources they need to develop their business areas.
Luz has a degree in Economy as well as 2 years of professional experience as a cost analyst and accounting assistant in the healthcare sector.
At THE FORCE, she uses her background in a variety of controlling tasks and her excellent analytical skills to take care of accounting and controlling functions. Besides, her specialties also include design work in various established programs.
With strong communication skills and a special sense of empathy, she’s an excellent contact point for our clients, both when it comes to assisting their needs and during the sales process – while also constituting a great asset to us internally, in particular when it comes to administrative tasks and day-to-day operations.
HR Specialist/Management Assistant
Verena has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration as well as professional experience in the human resource sector across various projects.
Combining these skills with her experience abroad and a keen interest in traveling and meeting international cultures alike, she’s well equipped to deal with the diverse pool of candidates and employees at THE FORCE.
As our HR specialist, her tasks don’t stop with the onboarding process but also involve the continuous development of our team, particularly in the field of e-learning. Alongside her HR functions, Verena brings reliable support to the management in all day-to-day business operations.
Accountant & Management Assistant
With a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance, María not only has experience in areas such as accounting, payroll, and taxes, but also adds relevant expertise in economics and administration to that.
Always eager to learn something new, she has already put her skills to use in a variety of areas – from auditing company to projects in the provincial government.
With her responsible and reliable manner, she also takes care of the accounting at THE FORCE and ensures that everything runs smoothly, both in administrative projects and in day-to-day operations.
Office & Social Media Manager
Karin pairs a Bachelor of Business Administration with a strong background in banking and customer service as well as over 15 years of experience in managing large teams.
In combination with a well-organized, inclusive way of work – and not least with a good dose of determination – she uses her skills to guarantee a smooth and efficient administration of our Berlin office.
Always eager to dive into the latest software developments, learn to use new tools, and try out current trends, the most recent addition to her expertise is a diploma in Digital Marketing and Social Media which she puts into action at THE FORCE in her role as Social Media Manager.