As president of Veeva Europe, Chris is responsible for growing the business in the region.
A 27-year veteran of the life sciences industry, Chris started his career at ICI Pharmaceuticals (now AstraZeneca). Chris then joined a start-up called Kinesis, building a team delivering document management solutions for pharmaceutical companies. Through a series of mergers and acquisitions, Kinesis ultimately became PwC; Chris made partner with PwC in 2001. Chris went on to run both European and US (West Coast) life sciences business for IBM before leading the IBM global life sciences consulting Business Analytics and Optimization unit. Most recently, Chris was the lead partner for life sciences for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa at EY.
Chris holds a bachelor of science degree in information technology from the University of Salford.
Dan has had an extensive career in Marketing and has held senior roles in multiple Through The Line Agencies. His experience spans live global broadcasts to global rights management prior to him specialising in the
Pharma sector 10 years ago.
Since then has brought his dynamic and innovative approach to the Pharma industry. He is currently transforming go to market strategies for Shionogi products in Europe, with a focus on digital transformation he is employing the latest in digital technology & data driven insights to drive connectivity and maximise effectiveness.
Tom Schwenger is president and COO, responsible for strategy, sales, and services. With more than 25 years of life sciences industry expertise, Tom has built high performing teams driving strategy and technology transformations for many of the world’s top pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies.
Prior to Veeva, Tom dedicated most of his career to helping companies advance how medical treatments are discovered, developed, and delivered to patients around the world. He was previously responsible for Accenture’s Northeast Products Industries Practice, which included life sciences and related industries. Before that, he led the growth of Accenture’s North American Life Sciences Practice.
Tom received his bachelor of science degree in business and statistics from Penn State University.
David Logue is Veeva’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Strategy and is responsible for the strategy of Veeva Commercial Cloud in Europe. Before Veeva, David spent 20+ years at Accenture delivering digital strategy projects and large-scale business transformation programs, focused in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. He aims to leverage his experience to bring a broad perspective of how an effective digital and data strategy can be truly transformative in the life sciences industry.
David holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology from University College Dublin. He also has a Diploma in Business Studies from the UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business.
Jan, our VP, Commercial Strategy, is responsible for strategy of our Veeva Commercial Suite of Applications, focusing on the European market. He has over 20 years’ experience in the software and services industry, mostly dedicated to Pharmaceuticals.
Most recently, Jan was leading the Life Sciences Sales & Marketing group in IBM Global Business Services, engaging at strategic level with top 20 Pharmaceutical companies on Customer Relationship Management, Closed Loop Marketing, Multi-Channel and Digital Marketing as well as Digital Asset Management. Prior to IBM, Jan set up and ran the European business for Proscape Technologies, the then leader in Closed Loop Marketing, successfully developing the market from inception, establishing the concept and leading the early implementations.
With a BSc in Engineering and an MSc in Business Administration from the University of Twente, in the Netherlands, Jan began his career at Cap Gemini, followed by a move to the UK where he worked with PWC Consulting.
As VP of Product Management for Veeva CRM in Europe & LatAm, Povilas is responsible for defining direction of all Veeva CRM products for the region. He’s committed to ensuring close cooperation with customers and delivering on the promise of speed and innovation.
Povilas is working in the Life Sciences software solutions industry since 2004. He has extensive experience in building CRM solutions across wide geographies and various business areas of Life Sciences.
Povilas graduated from Kaunas University of Technology and holds a Master’s degree in Software System Engineering. He also attended the Master of Management Programme at ISM Executive School in Vilnius.
Arno Sosna is responsible for the strategic direction of all Veeva CRM products. Arno and his team ensure that Veeva delivers best-in-class products for managing customer engagement across all online and offline channels, with a focus on streamlined usability, rich functionality, and end-to-end customer success. He also represents Veeva as chief technology officer of Align Biopharma, an industry standards group dedicated to improving how healthcare providers engage life sciences companies.
Arno has extensive experience as a product manager and system architect of global CRM systems, and a background in life sciences that spans Rx, OTC, and animal health businesses. Prior to joining Veeva, he worked for Update Software AG and IDS Scheer implementing CRM solutions, and previously worked as a web-based application developer.
Arno is an Austrian citizen, born in Vienna with Polish roots, living in California. He holds a bachelor of science degree in information management from the University of Applied Sciences in Eisenstadt, Austria.
Michael Mosley is one of the BBC’s most recognizable faces, responsible for some of the most high-profile science and history documentaries of recent years. He is best known for the Horizon documentary Eat, Fast, and Live Longer, and a bestselling companion book, The Fast Diet, co-authored by the Evening Standard journalist Mimi Spencer.
Michael studied PPE at Oxford, and first worked as an investment banker before realizing this industry was not for him. He retrained as a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London but soon realized that the medical field was not for him either! At that point, he joined the BBC and hasn’t looked back ever since. He has worked behind the camera as a producer, working with Sir David Attenborough, John Cleese, Jeremy Clarkson, Professor Robert Winston and Professor Alice Jones among others. Michael has served as executive producer and he made a number of award-winning programs for which he has been nominated for both BAFTA and Emmy awards.
Michael is also an award-winning print journalist. In 1995, he was named Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association.
As a Global Sales Force Effectiveness manager, Vincent oversees commercial operations at Advanced Accelerator Applications, a Novartis company. In this role, Vincent supports the Sales team in deploying CRM, defining territories and targets, monitoring KPIs, reporting to management and assisting the whole Sales cycles. Vincent recently led the implementation of a new customer database.
Before joining AAA, Vincent was working for Symantec, where he spent 3 years and was in charge of Sales Operations for Central Europe. He also used to work at Alexion Pharmaceuticals as Commercial Systems Manager for 7 years. His key mission at Alexion was to implement and support the CRM system for Europe.
Luigi joined Alexion Pharmaceutical in August 2015. He started as Senior Manager covering the role of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Technology Solution lead for Commercial Solutions and was successively appointed Associate Director IT EMEAC Sales in November 2017. Luigi is based in Zurich, Switzerland.
Prior to Alexion, Luigi spent 9 years in Accenture (Life Science Division), working for the top 5 pharmaceutical companies across Europe implementing projects with main focus on SaaS (Salesforce.com ; Veeva) implementations, global CRM solution, and Order To Cash solution.
Laia is a Commercial Excellence professional also with experience in Marketing. She is currently working at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, a biotech company specialized in rare diseases. Laia is leading Commercial Operations for Spain and Portugal, which includes leading business systems, reporting, insights, market research, incentive compensation, and territory alignment, among others.
Besides Commercial Excellence and Marketing, Laia is passionate about corporate culture and personal development. She has a BSc in Biotechnology and MBA in Pharma and Biotech Industries.
David joined Alnylam in 2018 as CRM Lead for CEMEA in Business Operations. He has nearly 20 years of working in life sciences and CRM with experience of working both on the customer side and supplier side as a Senior Consultant at Veeva. He enjoys the challenges of implementing CRM solutions that deliver value to the business and provide a good user experience.
Bojan is a Pharmaceutical Scientist (MSc) and PhD in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, working in Medical Communications and Medical Multichannel at Amgen in Munich. He has a strong interest in development of digital HCP engagement tools for medical/scientific content, virtual meeting opportunities and targeted communication campaigns.
Kate is currently the Head of International Field Based Medicine at Arena Pharmaceuticals where she leads the strategy for an international team of MSLs (Medical Science Liaisons) and CTEs (Clinical trial educators). A passionate advocate of the MSL role, Kate has worked at small, medium and large companies in a variety of roles building ‘best in class’ MSL functions. Originally from the UK, she now lives in Switzerland.
Integrated Multi Channel Marketing (IMCM) Country Head, France
Integrated Multi Channel Marketing (IMCM) Country Head, France
Sébastien has thirty years of experience in pharma companies and had roles in marketing and sales covering different therapeutic areas. He is currently the Integrated Multichannel Marketing (IMCM) Head for Bayer France, and his focus is delivering a customer-centric experience through an integrated marketing approach with the help of Veeva solutions.
Philippe Houben is the global lead for data excellence for all the marketing, market access, and sales capabilities in Boehringer Ingelheim Human Pharma. Philippe drives the data strategy transformation program a global transformation program, leads the development, implementation, and oversight of BI’s data, insights, and models governance program, ensuring adherence to the governance framework. With 15+ years driving sales force excellence and customer value management, Philippe brings steep expertise to the topic of data management and discipline.
Pallab is a subject matter expert in Life Science commercial area, with 15 years of industry experience. He has led many successful digital transformation projects for industry leaders across the world
Marie is currently the Head of Global CLM Centre of Excellence for GSK and have over 20 years’ experience in consumer healthcare across operations, shopper, category and commercial excellence. She has delivered global projects in sales, marketing and tech, focused on salesforce excellence and driving usage of multichannel marketing solutions in more than 100 markets across 3 sales channels. In 2011, Marie set up the offshore design team responsible for localisation of global materials, driving cost efficiencies of approximately £2m per annum.
Marie is married with 1 son, and lives in London. She spends most weekends exploring London as a family.
Parker Richardson is the Director of Global Content Strategy & Standards at GlaxoSmithKline. During 2018 and 2019 Parker led the enterprise digital asset management & copy approval program implementing Promomats across the entirety of GSK’s footprint and enabling a data revolution at scale. With over 6,000 users, Promomats is GSK’s single source of content and now includes a content planning feature, standard briefing documents as well as other Veeva tools such as Brand Portal. Previously the Head of Marketing for the Belgium & Luxembourg affiliate, Parker has worked across the US and Europe including France, Belgium and the UK. Initially a sales representative, he leveraged his customer facing experiences to progress into marketing, sales leadership and on to marketing and enterprise leadership roles. Parker has delivered various speaking engagements including as a guest lecturer at Oxford University Said Business School.
Andy has over 30 years’ leadership experience in the Pharmaceutical industry in central R&D, Canada Local company, Europe and for the past 7 years at the global level within GSK. In his current role Andy is responsible for core Global Medical Affairs processes including Medical Information, Copy Approval, Supported Studies, External Expert Engagement, digital engagement as well as the GSK Medical knowledge Centre in India.
“Over the last 10 years at ICP, Victor has focussed on Creative Operations in Advertising Production and Marketing Technology, leading consultancy and program delivery with client teams covering many of the world’s largest and most loved brands.
Victor has worked across a variety of different industry sectors including charitable, telecoms, retail, publishing, life sciences, consumer goods, marketing and advertising.
Victor is responsible for all commercial and operational aspects at ICP led out of the EMEA & APAC regions, delivering strategy, value, insights and industry ‘best practice’, ensuring clients are equipped for success.”
Brett has worked in the Pharma industry for 21 years and is currently Director of Commercial Operations at Intercept Pharmaceuticals responsible for ex-US countries. He has been working at Intercept for 4 years, prior to Intercept, Brett worked at Gilead Sciences in Business Intelligence & Analytics roles.
Currently the Global Head of Commercial Operations at LEO Pharma. Before his current role, he led global initiatives in multichannel transformation, and field force excellence at LEO Pharma. He also held marketing and sales effectiveness roles in Actavis (now Allergan), Baxter Healthcare, and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Federico graduated from the University of Rome Tor Vergata with a degree in Management Engineering.
Christian has over 20 years experience in the pharma industry in General Manager positions and global BD and strategy functions. He is currently the VP for Global Commercial Affairs & Excellence at LEO Pharma. His scope of responsibilities includes disease strategy, digital marketing, business intelligence, advanced analytics, biologics launch excellence, congress management, multichannel marketing, and Veeva CRM. Christian is also a board member of the Danish Pharma Industry Association and he has experience in biopharma banking and venture capital.
Chetak has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has led Merck’s customer engagement, launch excellence and capability development, and has established the global MCRM channel deployment, evolution, activation of new go-to-market models, field force excellence, global training and sales force recognition programs.
Global Director, Multichannel Excellence & Operations
Morten Kruse Sorensen
Global Director, Multichannel Excellence & Operations
With a strong interest in the intersection between technology, business and people, Morten focuses on the transformation of how organizations work with channels, content and data to provide better customer experiences and as a commercial enabler for global teams and in the affiliates. Currently, Morten is Global Director for Multichannel Excellence & Operations at Novo Nordisk and have previously worked in global, regional and local roles at Merck & Co and Biogen as well at digital agencies.
Head of Healthcare and Life Science EMEA, Senior Director
Head of Healthcare and Life Science EMEA, Senior Director
Wolfgang Lippert is a Senior Director at Salesforce, heading the Healthcare and Life Science Industry in EMEA.
He holds a Phd and a Diploma in Chemistry from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. Prior to joining Salesforce in early 2015, Wolfgang spent 16 years in management consulting (Accenture and others).
Wolfgang’s work experience in HLS spans from high profile strategy work to large enterprise transformations. He has worked in EEMA, APAC and AMER with many multinational customers from the Life Science Industry, such as Astra Zeneca, Bayer, BASF, Boehringer Ingelheim, B. Braun, Borealis, Coloplast, Clariant, Ciba, GSK, J&J, Linde, Merck KGaA, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Roche, Sanofi, Syngenta, Qiagen, and many others.
Tiago is a Pharmacist with a genuine passion for technology, people and making things work. Founder of a healthcare-based start-up early days in his career, he has since worked at GSK and ViiV Healthcare using technology to support global and European commercial operations, from field-based activities to digital marketing in established and launching products; As European Senior Manager for Digital and Innovation at Shionogi he is currently helping to build innovation platforms and shape the future of healthcare.
Paul is passionate about any topic driving efficiency and effectiveness of the customer facing organization. In his career, he has dealt with Salesforce strategy & sizing, CRM change management, Capability building, Incentive compensation as well as Reporting & Analytics. And moreover review and align with management stakeholders on business strategy in connection with systems and process impact. Being exposed to Europe and a Global environment collaborating with many different cultures has been and still is a rewarding experience for Paul.
Andre has over 20 years experience in sales and commercial roles in the pharmaceutical industry. Currently, Andre is a CRM Operations Manager at UCB responsible for Account Management within Veeva CRM in Europe. Andre has a B.PRM focused in Horticultural Science and Management from Stellenbosch University.
Albert has vast experience working in the life sciences industry. He has worked two years and a half for a small CRO (Contract Research Organization) handling the data management and the statistical analysis of Clinical Trials for the industry. Following that, he joined Novartis, where he worked for more than fourteen years in different roles. Initially he worked in the SFE department for the Spanish affiliate. He was involved in the first Siebel implementation of the company. In the Spanish affiliate, he managed the Sales and Marketing DataWarehouse providing support to many departments of the company.
In 2005 he joined the so called “CRM Center of Excellence” to support the BI/Analytics initiatives for Europe and beyond. He had different roles during this period. For instance in 2010, he took part in the initial Veeva Pilot done in Spain and Scandinavia managing the integration and back-office activities. In 2012 and 2013, he became the Applications Manager handling more than 20 countries for a total user base of around 8.000 users. During the last months in Novartis, he took the Commercial Analytics Lead position for Europe.
He joined Veeva in August 2014 as Customer Success Manager for Europe.
As VP Veeva OpenData for Europe, Angelique Aldaya is responsible for Veeva’s data division in Europe.
Angelique brings over 20 years of relevant experience within Professional Services, of which 7 have been dedicated to the Life Sciences industry. Prior to joining Veeva, Angelique was vice president of Global and European Operations at life sciences CRM company, Cegedim. Prior to that, Angelique spent over a decade in various senior-level technology project management roles at NCR France, a solutions integration company. Angelique has extensive experience in building and managing professional services teams to serve life sciences users worldwide.
Angelique graduated from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie and earned a Masters of Computer Science from Paris VI University. She has also earned accreditation in project management from the Project Management Institute and undertaken Prince2 training. Angelique is fluent in French, Spanish and English.
Saleha is part of the Commercial Content Customer Success Management team in Europe and is responsible for providing customers with post go-live support on Vault Promomats, Vault MedComms and Zinc MAPS. Saleha’s role is to ensure customers maximise the value they receive from their Veeva solutions, are educated on Vault releases, best practises and existing functionality.
As part of the Veeva CRM product team in Europe, Zied is responsible for customer success in the area, from product standpoint. Zied has a diverse background: Engineering degree in Computer Science, 4 years as a software engineer at Atos, 3 years in New York at Pierre Fabre’s US subsidiary as a IT/Finance project manager and 6 years at Pierre Fabre HQ in France.
Samuela has 11 years of experience in Life Science industry implementing technology solutions for sales and marketing departments.
Starting in 2007 in Accenture as Consultant in Life Science, she supported more than 20 Pharmaceutical and Consumer Health companies in regional and global CRM implementations, transitioning from on premises solution to the latest Veeva cloud.
She also dedicated the last 6 years advisoring and supporting clients implementing multichannel initiatives and embracing the digital transformation, discovering the power of the digital and social media channels in a highly regulatory industry.
Eduard has 7+ years of experience in the consultancy world implementing technology solutions and improving the customers’ processes.
He spent the last 4 years in Veeva developing implementation methodologies and best practices. Now he is the Multichannel CRM Practice Manager for Global implementations and part of his day-to-day activity is to involve his team in the best practices and finding always the improvement of our customers in using Veeva Suite.
His last proven success is supporting our customers to harmonised and be more efficient reducing implementation times and post-implementation costs using a renovated approach and methodology.
Eduard also uses his background to help customers on strategic decisions and he now leads the TM2 change and Lightning transformation in Europe from Services point of view. Join his session to learn more.
Bertrand is the Practice Manager for Events Management in Europe, having spent the last 7+ years at Veeva as consultant deploying CRM projects accross Europe.
He has implemented CRM projects for the last 18 years, in the life science market for 9 years.
He’s specialized on Events Management being involved in a large number of Events projects in Europe over the last 4+ years.
Consultant, Commercial Content Business Consulting
Consultant, Commercial Content Business Consulting
As a member of the Commercial Content Business Consulting Team, Pamela partners with Veeva customers to help them drive innovation and partnership in areas beyond technology – whether the customer is seeking to resolve a timely issue or would like to accomplish strategic corporate goals. Pamela joined Veeva 5 years ago and mainly spent her time on Professional Services implementing succesful Multichannel and Digital Asset Management projects across Europe.
As Team Lead OpenData Services, Souliman is responsible for delivering successful OpenData implementation to our customers. Partnering with OpenData Operations he contributes to support pre-sales and post-sales activities.
Prior to Veeva, Souliman built his career in the telecom industry and worked as a consultant in the technology area. Since he joined Veeva in 2015, Souliman deployed 30+ customers with the Veeva OpenData solution as Solution Architect or Project Manager
Valentin is responsible of Veeva Nitro and is part of the Veeva CRM product team in Europe. Customer Relationship Management professional with extensive business background in implementing and managing global projects in several industries which have resulted in improved business operations for clients. Broad product knowledge with experience in CRM, ERP and Analytics integrations. In depth product application expertise including Veeva CRM, Veeva Nitro, Veeva Vault, Force.com and Salesforce.com.
As part of the EU Customer Success Team, Sally works with Veeva customers to ensure they are educated and informed about the business value they can gain from using our products effectively and efficiently.
Prior to Veeva acquired 14 years of industry experience (Allergan) working in a number of different roles within the Sales Operations and Business Intelligence area. She was the business lead for the salesforce.com CRM implementation, worked on a bespoke Territory Alignment Management system and delivered on a Master Data Management and Data Quality strategy for Europe.
Sally credits her experience at Allergan as invaluable to her current role at Veeva as she can demonstrate and understand the customer perspective having walked a few miles in their shoes.
Dr. Boas Felmy is a Consultant in the Commercial Content team in Europe. He specializes in implementation of Medical Inquiry functionality in Vault MedComms, Zinc to Vault PromoMats migrations, and Digital Asset Management enablement in PromoMats. Prior to joining Veeva, Boas was responsible for the commercial success of prescription drugs in a global pharmaceutical company.
Jon is an agency veteran with over 12 years of experience in digital marketing. While on the agency side, Jon played key roles in the creation of digital and multichannel tactics, starting with strategic planning through execution. In his time with Veeva, Jon has worked closely with Veeva’s content partners, educating them and assisting them in delivering content to our customers that makes the most of Veeva’s products.
With nearly 25 years in the healthcare arena, and diverse experience in commercial and medical organizations internationally, Robert brings a skill set and perspective that is rare among pharmaceutical professionals. His expertise includes both domestic and international sales and product marketing, and deep experience in medical affairs, strategic operations, administration, and staffing.
In his current role, he guides commercial & medical affairs organizations globally to leverage technology, data, and analytics to enhance engagement, scientific, communications, and account management strategies in today’s increasingly complex healthcare landscape.
Callum Hawes works as part of Veeva’s Commercial Content Strategy team in Europe, and is focused on leading the Company’s Medical Communications Strategy in the region. In practice, this means working closely with Veeva’s new and existing customers on optimizing and centralizing their scientific content – and more recently in bringing new capabilities to market around end to end medical enquiry management. Prior to joining Veeva, Callum was responsible for customer insights at Zinc Ahead.
Felicity is part of the Commercial Content Customer Success Management team in Europe. As part of the CSM team, Felicity provides post go-live support to Vault Promomats, Vault MedComms and Zinc MAPS customers. Felicity’s role is to ensure Veeva customers maximise the value they receive from Veeva solutions and are educated on Vault releases, best practices and existing functionality.
As Team Lead Multichannel CRM SMB Roxanne is responsible for delivering successful CRM implementations to our SMB customers. With more than 9 years consultancy experience in the Life Sciences Industry she spend the last 5 years at Veeva working closely with SMB customers across Europe and has been involved in a large number of small and medium size implementations.
Partnering with Sales, Strategy and CSM Team Roxanne is developing implementation approaches and best practices to ensure a smooth and efficient services implementation experience for our customers, as well as provide guidance and coaching for Consultants in Project Manager roles.
Ivan, member of the Commercial CSM Team in Europe, has worked at Veeva for more than 8 Years, most of them spent in the Professional Services Team delivering projects for many Customers in Europe and Worldwide. Previous to Veeva has spent his career in global Consulting Firms, mainly in the area of CRM, participating in the design and delivery of CRM Systems in several industries.
His experience focused on process analysis and design, change management, application design, and operations management.
Practice Manager, Commercial Content Business Consulting
Practice Manager, Commercial Content Business Consulting
Practice Manager of the Commercial Content Business Consulting Team at Veeva. With an extensive background in the life sciences and digital media, Carol leads her global team to strategically support customers faced with corporate or individual business challenges and needs in regards to the Commercial and Medical content end to end digital supply chain.
Huw Jenkins is Veeva’s Director for Strategy in Digital Asset Management. Huw has 20 years’ experience in providing marketing technology solutions focused on Digital Asset Management and Content Localisation.
As Practice Manager for Commercial Content, Joe leads the Services team which delivers PromoMats and MedComms in Europe. He is responsible for ensuring project success and strong execution for each of our ongoing programs. Prior to his current role, Joe spent 5+ years implementing Veeva Vault in both Europe and the US. He focused primarily on PromoMats and DAM, and is responsible for deploying Vault to over 30 of our customers.
As a Practice Manager Sandra is leading the CRM Managed Services team in Europe. She is responsible for keeping a close relationship with Customers that are using our value-add consulting service after implementation.
In the last 8 years at Veeva she was involved in various implementation projects, was leading the Professional Services practice in Budapest; her focus now is to ensure long-term success with our implemented commercial products.
Sandra holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Prior to Veeva, she worked as a management consultant focusing on IT projects.
As Global Market Owner for Veeva Align, Emily is focused on strategy and innovation in commercial operations execution of field team support. Emily has more than a decade of experience in consulting, technology, and commercial operations in the life sciences industry. She received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor of science in computer science from Georgia Tech.
As a Product Manager for Veeva Vault MedComms, Richard’s focus is making sure that Veeva’s dedicated Vault for medicual users meets their specific needs. He is responsible for owning the product roadmap, designing and overseeing the development of new features, delivering product demos and working with customers to ensure the requirements they have are fulfilled by the product.
Richard has experience working in the technology sector. Prior to joining Veeva, he worked in the product management team at a global fintech firm, delivering quantitative finance solutions to banks and financial institutions.
Richard holds a Masters in Physics from the University of Nottingham and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the Universtiy of Warwick.
Practice Manager, EU Commercial Technical Services
Practice Manager, EU Commercial Technical Services
Managing the EU Commercial Technical Services practice, I lead a team of 12 highly skilled technical consultants and senior architects. The team works in all phases of the solution delivery: build proof of concepts and provide advisory at early stages, as well as support implementations and post-implementations.
I joined Veeva in 2019 after 12 years in architecture and digital transformation advisory at global companies. In my past 18 years I have worked with business and IT teams to deliver technology solutions in response to business problems. I have an Msc. in Computer Sciences and Bsc. in Economics.
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As a Product Manager for Veeva Vault PromoMats, Emma’s focus is making sure that PromoMats accelerates customers review and distribution of compliant content and enables global reuse with built-in digital asset management. She is responsible for owning the product roadmap, designing and overseeing the development of new features, delivering product demos and working with customers to ensure the requirements they have are fulfilled by the product.
Prior to joining Veeva, she worked in the product management team at StubHub, an eBay company and at Tesco. Emma holds a BSc in Natural Sciences from Durham University.
Practice Director, Network & Align Services, Europe
Practice Director, Network & Align Services, Europe
As the Director for Network and OpenData Services in Europe, Ben is responsible for ensuring high quality implementation projects for OpenData & MDM customers across the region. Ben comes from a data and integration background and has spent the last 15 years working in Services, mainly in the Life Sciences Industry but also with experience in the Public Sector.
Ben began his career with Accenture and spent 10 years working with Enterprise customers, learning about the industry and experiencing a broad range of projects, roles and delivery methodologies. He joined Veeva at the end of 2014 as a data focused Senior Consultant, in 2016 he took the role of Practice Manager for EU Network Services and has since taken ownership for OpenData Services as well.
Currently based in Manchester in the UK, Ben has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Durham University.
As Director, Product Management CRM Bastien is responsible for defining the global product direction for Pharmacy Sales processes. He has been working in CRM softwares for Life Sciences since 2004 as Support Specialist with Cegedim, CRM-CLM Project Manager, and finally product manager for a French cloud start-up. Bastien joined Veeva more than 7 years ago, as a Product Manager where he ensured that Veeva CRM product capabilities were aligned to the regional and local business needs.
Bastien holds a bachelor degree in Geopolitics and International Relations, and a Master’s degre in Business Administration from Winthrop University. He has lived in the US for a few years and then settled back in France with his 2 sons. Fluent in English and French; desperately tries to also speak German when possible.
Miki leads the Product Management team for the Veeva Network product. He has been in the software product management for more than 10 years, working on the SaaS business applications and helping customers achieve success.
As a Solution Consultant, Irina is responsible for identifying business requirements and providing best practices for commercial content through tailored demonstrations. As the Subject Matter Expert on medical content and inquiry management, she works closely with customers, ensuring they have consistent and compliant medical communications across all channels and geographies.
Prior to joining Veeva, as an Account Executive for a global provider of enterprise cloud computing, she helped her customers through their journey of digital transformation.
John leads Veeva’s Content Partner Program in Europe. The Program enables a strategic network of over 450 partner agencies to support Veeva’s customers across the entire content journey. Prior to joining Veeva, John worked at multiple healthcare communications agencies in a range of commercial and digital roles.
As the Operations Director for OpenData Europe, Vincent is responsible for data sources integration and automation, OpenData evaluation pre-sales activities and Professional Services support during project implementation.
Vincent graduated from ENSEIRB-MATMECA engineering school with a specialisation in data processing. He started his career in the telecommunication industry, then moved to Cegedim/IQVIA to serve Pharma Industry and finally joined Veeva in 2015 to launch OpenData product in Europe.
As part of the CSM team for Commercial Content, Geoff’s role is to ensure that Veeva’s customers maximise the benefit and value they receive from Commercial Content Veeva Vault products they use. Prior to working for Veeva, Geoff has spent the past 17 years in the content management space and has worked as a Technical Trainer, Consultant, in Professional Services Sales.
With nearly 20 years of life sciences CRM experience, Caroline is a Customer Success Manager. She works with Veeva customers to ensure they are educated and informed about the business value they can gain from using Veeva products effectively and efficiently. Previously, she had spent 6 years at Veeva deploying CRM projects across Europe as a Project Manager.
Prior to Veeva, Caroline worked at AstraZeneca within the Sales & Marketing Operations area, responsible for building and leading the CRM team of the French affiliate. She started her career at Cegedim.
She graduated from Skema Business School and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
As a Principal Product Manager for Veeva Network Fernando is responsible for designing features or functions of the product. During the involvement with the entire product lifecycle the activities performed include definition of product requirements, strategy, and roadmaps, perform product demos to customers, overseeing development of features, and providing product support to Veeva sales, marketing, and implementation teams.
Fernando has been working in the life sciences industry since 2008 in Bayer as a consultant developing applications to support EuroServices Bayer processes and functions. He started his career at Veeva in 2011 as a product support engineering making his way into professional services and finally into product management for Veeva Network where he has grown with the product from the very beginning working in several areas of the best in class cloud based customer master application for the life sciences industry.
Fernando graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (US) with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and hold’s a master degree in Management Information Systems.
Reinaldo brings over a decade of relevant experience on Life Science and more than 20 years on information technology. Since graduated on Computer Science from the Universidad Simón Bolivar, Reinaldo has focused on data and solution integration both in Europe and the Americas. Reinaldo is fluent in Spanish and English. As Senior Director for Veeva OpenData Europe, Reinaldo is responsible for execution on the product direction by managing the roadmap process.
Tobi is currently the Head of Align strategy for Europe. He started his career as a scientist in labs at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg and at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego. This experience brought him into contact with different life science companies one of them was Astra Zeneca, his first employer and choice in the industry.
Throughout more than eight years of experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry as sales rep, in the marketing, as Key Account Manager and as sales manager Tobi fell in love with CRM.
Within the life science industry, he worked with different software and SaaS solutions and was part of the implementation of different Pharma – CRM solutions as user and as project manager.
Loic joined Veeva in July 2015 after having spent 15 years working in the pharmaceutical industry (Bristol-Myers Squibb) in diverse functions (from IT Procurement to Marketing). He decided to join Veeva to pursue new opportunities and embark on a new journey joining an innovative and fast growing company.
Loic’s experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry helps him a lot as a CSM to support his Customers taking the most out of Veeva ecosystem and overcoming their Business challenges.
Jenna works as part of Veeva’s Commercial Strategy team in Europe, specifically on Events Management. Before joining Veeva, Jenna worked for Roche SAS as Customer Relationship & Experience Manager, leading CRM and events management programs for the Regional Europe as well as the French affiliate.
In her current role as Head of Events Management Strategy, Jenna is focussed on ensuring Veeva’s customers’ success with Events Management throughout Europe, and is responsible for the strategic vision for Events Management in the region.
With over 20 years of life sciences experience, Rebecca knows the importance of good customer data. As General Manager for Veeva Global OpenData, Rebecca leads a dedicated team of product managers, data stewards, and services professionals to deliver a superior reference data experience for Veeva customers.
Before leading the Veeva OpenData team, Rebecca was Vice President of Professional Services in North America, where she directed the successful implementation of Veeva’s suite of commercial products for some of the world’s most prominent pharmaceutical companies.
In her career, Rebecca has managed operational teams, sales teams, and delivery teams of over 125 people, and has led hundreds of project initiatives. Rebecca’s diverse background in life sciences makes her uniquely qualified to lead Veeva OpenData products and services.
Harvey Thandi is part of the Commercial Solution Consulting team. Harvey has over 15 years of experience in providing integrated, cloud-based, best-of-breed technologies to the life sciences industry. As subject matter expert for multichannel and medical CRM, and through tailored demonstrations, Harvey enables companies to achieve their commercial and medical goals of getting treatments to patients faster.
As a senior member of the commercial solution consulting team, Eleni is a trusted technical advisor for small and large life sciences companies. She is uncovering the qualities of Veeva’s offerings to our customers across Europe with value sell product demonstrations. Before Veeva she was working to help equip engineers and scientists with systems that accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery.
Bas is an experienced Life Sciences professional with more than 17 years experience in the Industry. He has worked in both IT, as well as in business functions for leading companies like Pfizer and Amgen.
His track record covers a broad range: creating CRM strategies for organizations, developing & implementing solutions to operationalize these strategies, managing complex programs / projects, as well as leading multi-disciplinary (international) teams. He has done this for the following domains: CRM, Sales-/Marketing Effectiveness, Digital Marketing/Multichannel/Campaign Management, Analytics, Master Data Management and Digital Asset Management. He has also worked in consultancy (CapGemini) as Managing Consultant focusing mostly on CRM.
Jeroen is an experienced Life Sciences professional with more than 15 years experience in the Industry. He has mainly worked in IT designing and deploying global CRM & Digital channel solutions in corporate environments. Today, Jeroen is a Customer Success Manager at Veeva, building long-term relationships with customers to make sure they get the most out of the Veeva CRM, matching business processes and Veeva capabilities.
His track record covers a broad range: designing CRM strategies for organisations, developing & implementing solutions, managing complex projects, as well as leading project teams. Jeroen has done this for the following domains: CRM, Sales/Marketing Effectiveness, Digital Marketing, Multichannel/Campaign Management, Data Warehousing and Digital Asset Management. He has also worked at a Digital Agency as Operational Director responsible for Quality, Agile development and Support Desk.
Loyd Vidal is part of the Customer Success Management team in Europe for Commercial Content customers. He looks after our customers to ensure they leverage the tools they have, maximize people and process adoption. As a CSM, he aims to sharpen the customer’s product knowledge to have a continuous improvement of their processes, as well as advise and educate them to increase the value they are receiving from the solution, identify pain points and work to solve them with their and our internal teams.
Loyd joined Veeva during the Summer of 2017, after having spend 8 years in the Content Management space as a Senior Consultant and Customer Success Manager. He has an overall 16 years working in technology solutions, with leading positions within Business and IT.
Chris Wade works as part of Veeva’s Commercial Strategy team in Europe, and is focused on leading the company’s multichannel strategy in the region.
Prior to joining Veeva, Chris was Business Director at Doctors.net.uk, leading their online marketing and education programmes for companies including Eli Lilly, Novartis, and Roche. Chris has deep experience of CRM, Business Intelligence, and Business Consulting through formative years at organisations such as Dendrite, IMS Health, and PWC Consulting.
Chris has a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University in Australia, and started his career with a small software development company specialising in mobile messaging solutions, before moving to the UK in 1997 to join Dendrite.