Pharma Focus America

Advisory Board

The Editorial Advisory Board of Pharma Focus America comprises of industry thought leaders with wide-ranging experience, expertise and significant contributions to the pharmaceutical industry. We thank and acknowledge our Editorial Advisory Board members' willingness to share their expertise and industry insights with us to offer our readers the most appropriate editorials covering issues of paramount importance to the industry.

Scott M. Wheelwright

Scott M. Wheelwright

Chief Operating Officer, BioInno Bioscience Co., Ltd. China

Scott M. Wheelwright, Ph.D., is the founding Chief Operating Officer of BioInno Bioscience, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) in China that provides GMP production of antibodies, cell therapies, and gene therapies. Dr. Wheelwright was the founding COO of Innovent Biologics in China in 2010, a major biotech company in China. Dr. Wheelwright was a founder and principal of the consulting firms Strategic Manufacturing Worldwide, Inc. (located in Arizona), and Complya Asia (located in China).  Dr. Wheelwright has thirty years of experience in bringing novel products to market, including new drug applications (BLAs and NDAs) in the US and Japan.

 

Tamara Miller

Tamara Miller

Senior Vice President, Product Development, Actinogen Medical Limited, Sydney

Tamara Miller has over 20 years of international clinical operations and product development experience and is currently Senior Vice President of Product Development at Actinogen Medical Australia. As part of the Actinogen team, Tamara oversees and manages the overall product development process and strategy including pre-clinical and clinical development, clinical operations, CMC & manufacturing, regulatory operations, and R&D budget/finance operations.

Juris Hmelnickis

Juris Hmelnickis

CEO, Grindeks, Latvia

In 2020 Juris became the Chairman of the Board of JSC Grindeks. Along with active professional activity in JSC Grindeks, he also held leading positions in the company’s subsidiary Kalceks. Currently, Hmelnickis holds the position of a member of the Board of Kalceks.

David Contorno

David Contorno

David Contorn, Founder & CEO, E-Powered Benefits, USA

David began his career as a teenager in New York and, over the span of more than 20 years, has become a leading expert in employee benefits for employers and peers across the nation. With sights firmly set on enacting positive change, in 2018 David created E Powered Benefits; a benefit consulting firm with a clearly defined mission to deliver an entirely different healthcare and benefit purchasing experience based on complete transparency. Starting with fee-only consulting, David provides a free market healthcare environment alongside astounding cost savings to employers and employees.

Svetlana Busiguina

Svetlana Busiguina

CEO, Bi-Connex BD Consulting, Spain

Svetlana Busiguina, PhD in medical sciences, CEO of Bi-Connex BD Consulting which focused on facilitating access to the markets of the ex-USSR, has a long professional career in scientific research and pharmaceutical industry. She has extensive knowledge in regulatory affairs of the CIS and EAEU countries. Working as COO of the Spanish-Ukrainian joint venture “Sperco Ukraina” during repatriation to Ukraine in 2012-2015 she led the reconstruction of its pharmaceutical plant according to GMP regulations.

Eiman Shafa

Eiman Shafa

Medical Director, Spine Surgery, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, USA

Eiman Shafa, MD, FAAOS, is a board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon at Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis MN. Dr. Shafa was named one of Mpls. / St.Paul Magazine’s Top Doctors: Rising Stars for the last three consecutive years, and he recently received the 20 Under 40 Award by NASS Spine in 2021.

Nigel Cryer FRSC

Nigel Cryer FRSC

Global Corporate Quality Audit Head, Sanofi Pasteur, France

Nigel has been a senior executive in pharmaceutical, biotech, and logistics, mainly working in global companies, and has over 25 years of experience in technical, managerial, and quality aspects of the life science industry, from APIs, cell cultures, to finished sterile products. He has worked with global companies such as AstraZeneca, MSD (Merck & Co), DHL Lifesciences, Roche, Johnson & Johnson, and Sanofi.

Hector Alejandro Andonie

Hector Alejandro Andonie

General Manager, Laboratorios Andifar, Honduras

Experience in food product development, from idea to market. Commercial Strategic Management: Development of the Commercial Plan, Marketing Plan, Investment in Promotion, Preparation of Commercial Budgets, Opening of International Markets Financial Management: Development of the Corporate Financial Plan, Budget Management, and Preparation of Strategies to Maximize ROI

Josipa Ljubicic

Josipa Ljubicic

QA Director/Principal GCP and GVP auditor, Proqlea Ltd., Croatia

Josipa is QA Director and Principal GCP and GVP Auditor at Proqlea Ltd. She has over 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and is an acknowledged expert in the QA (Quality Assurance) field.

JOAQUÍN D. CAMPBELL

JOAQUÍN D. CAMPBELL

Global Director, Managed Access Services, EarlyHealth Group, Spain

Joaquin Campbell currently serves as Global Director of Managed Access Services at EarlyHealth Group. Joaquin has held for over 15 years senior positions in biostatistics, medical information, clinical trial services, and patient access programmes at Pfizer, Walgreens Boots Alliance, and other global pharma companies.

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