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Get to know our team.


Get to know our team.

Tanja Reischl-Stenske

Managing Director

+49 7321 7578112

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 Stenske

Managing Director

+49 7321 7578111

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.

Dr. Rudite Schillinger

Director Pharmacovigilance

+49 7321 7578115

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

Director Quality

+49 7321 7578113

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.

Dr. Andrea Schüssele

Director Regulatory Affairs

+49 7321 7578125

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.

Dr. Ivana Klincharska

Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager

+49 7321 7578140

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.

Sara Alkwatli

Regulatory Affairs Manager

+49 7321 7578144

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

+49 7321 7578145

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.

Joud Al Kateb

Regulatory Affairs Manager

+49 7321 7578146

Joud is a certified pharmacist and holds a master’s degree in Toxicology with a special focus on Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacogenomics. More than 10 years of professional experience in pharmacies and the pharmaceutical industry – with stations in MENA, GCC, and European countries alike – allowed her to gain a profound knowledge of pharmaceutical regulations.

While Joud’s focus at THE FORCE is on Regulatory Affairs, she also puts her eye to detail to use to ensure first-time quality, and uses her academic knowledge in the field of toxicology as well as for pharmacovigilance aspects. Last but not least, her broad language skills allow her to successfully support not only English, but also Arabic, German, and French projects.

Dr. Verena Bückle-Vallant

Senior Project Manager Quality

+49 7321 7578123

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.

Christine Mohr

Senior Project Manager Quality

+49 7321 7578129

Christine is a biotechnologist with over 15 years of practical experience in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Her path has led her from the development of innovative products over production set-up to the optimization of industrial production processes and ultimately to quality management.

Christine's main focus lies in supplier and document management as well as the execution of internal and external audits.

Not least because of her expertise in a wide range of regulatory areas and her systematic approach, she supports companies in implementing the new legal requirements for medical devices and in their quality management systems.

Heike Gloede

Senior Quality Manager

+49 7321 7578158

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.

Stefanie Raecke

Quality Manager

+49 7321 7578127

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 Thumm

Quality Manager

+49 7321 7578134

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 Gavrilenko

Quality Manager

+49 7321 7578132

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 Mayorga

Quality Manager

+49 7321 7578137

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 Rosin

Quality Manager

+49 7321 7578139

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 Ritz

Quality Manager

+49 7321 7578133

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 Heim

Quality Manager

+49 7321 7578128

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 Bücker

Quality Manager

+49 7321 7578156

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.

Dr. Andrea Gall

Qualified Person

+49 7321 7578126

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 Vaccaro

Qualified Person

+49 7321 7578122

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. Alessandro Pappalardo

Qualified Person

+49 7321 7578114

Alessandro is a certified pharmacist with a doctorate in Molecular Medicine. During more than 6 years of professional experience in the pharmaceutical industry, he has specialized in the areas of manufacturing, batch release, and quality control.

He combines long-standing experience in the pharmaceutical industry with knowledge of aseptic preparation and nutritional supplements. At THE FORCE, Alessandro not only enhances our team by filling one of our QP positions: By taking on the challenge of fulfilling his desire for personal improvement and development, he also assists us and our customers to grow.

Dr. Heena P. Sharma

Pharmacovigilance Manager / QPPV

+49 176 75032405

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

Senior Toxicologist

+49 7321 7578135

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 Nungeß


+49 7321 7578138

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 Flach

Business Development

+49 7321 7578149

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.

Valentin Degenhardt

Director Procurement

+49 7321 7578131

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.

Hugo Tavares

Senior Manager Supply Chain/Logistics/Transport

+49 7321 7578141

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.

Gökcen Kaptan

Senior Manager Procurement & Supply Chain

+49 7321 7578159

In addition to an MBA degree with a focus on logistics, materials, and supply chain, Gökcen is an accomplished professional with experience in end-to-end supply chain processes. He’s also got a proven track record in new ventures and high growth business.

At THE FORCE, he brings his expertise to the fields of procurement and supply chain as a Senior Manager in both areas, starting with a long-term designed supply chain project.

By combining creative with strategic business thinking, Gökcen is a valuable asset for us and our clients alike, while his strong customer orientation completes a pleasant and efficient work with him.

Dr. Andreas Biller

Strategic Consultant

+49 151 14940307

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.

Alexander Oblezov

Project Manager

+49 173 4120494

Alexander 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.

Douaa Hussien

Project Manager Finance/Controlling

+49 7321 7578130

Douaa is a business economist with a focus on Finance & Controlling and Business Administration. Motivation, sense of responsibility, reliability and flexibility characterize her strengths. At THE FORCE Douaa starts her most important professional experience in Germany.

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.

Julia Schmidt

Director Marketing

+49 7321 7578118

Julia is a Master of Business Administration focused on Marketing and Sales. She has more than 10 years of experience in the field of marketing on both the agency and corporate side. Her core competence is the area of online marketing. She combines strategic vision with conceptional planning and implementation skills in one person.

Julia has long-term experience in planning and implementing marketing strategies in national and international settings. She has been extraordinary successful in the conception and administration of fully automated, individualized and dynamized e-mail marketing campaigns and in building coherent and communicating system landscapes covering CRM, marketing software, website and online shop.

Tanja Dreher

Marketing Manager

+49 7321 7578124

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.

Nikolai Wiedemann

Director IT

+49 7321 7578119

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 García

Digital Learning Manager

+49 7321 7578148

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. In addition to her background in a variety of controlling tasks and her excellent analytical skills, she has also been working in the eLearning creation process, with a special emphasis on pharmaceutical topics.

At THE FORCE, she uses a well-rounded combination of her experience, strong communication skills, and a special sense of empathy to develop our eLearning platform. Her focus is not only on improving our internal training processes, but also on enhancing customer projects in this area in a creative and efficient way.

Verena Winter

HR Specialist | Management Assistant

+49 7321 7578142

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.

María Grigioni

Accountant & Management Assistant

+49 7321 7578157

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.