Executive Director at Petra Doerr Consulting Ltd, former Deputy Executive Director at Swissmedic, Switzerland
Since July 2019, Petra Dörr is the executive director and owner of a consultancy firm, providing services to not-for profit organisations in areas such as regulation and governance, strategic and change management, or training and mentoring.
From January 2014 to June 2019, Petra Dörr held the position of Head of Communication and Networking and Deputy Executive Director at Swissmedic. Amongst other responsibilities in external relations, she oversees the international activities of Swissmedic with other agencies and international organisations. She is a member of the ICH Management Committee and the IPRP Management Committee and of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science. Between June 2013 and September 2016, she served as the chair of the International Pharmaceutical Regulators Forum (IPRF; now: IPRP). In November 2018, she was elected Vice-chair of the ICH Assembly.
Petra Dörr received her approbation as a pharmacist in 1990 and was awarded her PhD at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Heidelberg in 1995. She has ten years of experience in international regulatory affairs. Before joining Swissmedic, she held the position of Vice President Regulatory Affairs in Europe, Africa and Asia at Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. In October 2004, she started at Swissmedic as the Head of International Affairs. She has been Head of Management Services & Networking and Member of the Management Board at Swissmedic, Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products, since July 2007.
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