Klaus, Medical Director and Managing Director UK & Ireland
Medical Director with responsibility for Medical Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory Affairs, Quality, Clinical Operations, Data Management &Statistics.
Medical Doctor, board certified as internist and endocrinologist in Germany, diabetologist, GMC registered; 14 years in pharma industry.
Many meetings, either as part of decision making bodies or 1:1s. Doing emails, reading literature, meeting customers.
Started in dual role as local study manager for a Phase IV trial in Germany and global responsibility to translate pre-clinical diabetes pipeline into clinical research. July 2006, assumed role as Therapeutic Area Head Metabolic Diseases, July 2008, assumed role as Global Head of Medical Affairs, January 2010, assumed role as Global Head of Medicine, later followed with Chief Medical Officer title. August 2015, assumed role as Medical Director UK&Ireland.
In July 2002
As part of a team.
Excellent cross-functional collaboration and team spirit!
Having set up our clinical diabetes therapeutic area, I was proud to see that one of our medicines was the first to be shown to provide a mortality benefit in a dedicated CV outcome trial in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Yes, absolutely. Diversity is a key to success and this includes diversity in background, experiences, skills, etc.
Managing Director of another country or go back to Corporate for a cross-functional leadership role.
Communication skills, emotional intelligence.
Greater team spirit as everyone strives for a common goal and much greater variety of career options and experiences. No routine factor in pharmaceutical industry.
Be a team player.