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Martin Holm-Petersen, CEO

Martin Holm-Petersen

Chief Executive Officer

Martin is an experienced manager and strategist with 10 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, at Director level and has another 10+ years in consulting.

Peter Stroyer Pallesen

Peter Stroyer Pallesen

Chief Architect and System Owner

Peter is an experienced and versatile consultant and tech. lead with a wide horizon ranging from complex business process understanding and deep into the technical stack of IT systems within the PV area.
Anne Tinggaard

Anne Tinggaard

Chief Customer Officer

Anne has more than 10 Years industry experience within Clinical & PV and extensive experience in Clinical & PV advisory, specializes within clinical research and drug safety systems and processes.
Wilfred Gilich

Wilfred Gilich

Vice President, US Operations

Wilfred is an accomplished Executive Management Consultant, with more than 25 years’ experience in strategic and advisory consulting within the pharmaceutical industry. Over the years Wilfred has had the pleasure of leading many global transformation and improvement initiatives with the world’s top Pharma and Biotech companies, particularly within Pharmacovigilance. Wilfred held leadership positions at WCI and Navitas Life Sciences, before joining Insife in 2019.
Richard Salter

Richard Salter

Chief Technology Officer and UK Managing Director

Richard is a motivated and highly experienced IT Professional, with a career of over 30 years, built from the “ground up” with hands on experience of design, development and delivery of a wide range of complex IT products and solutions across many verticals. He has risen through various levels of client facing Consultancy and IT Management roles, with experience of leading both Consultancy and Product organizations, including roles at board level.
Jen Markey

Jen Markey

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Jen has 30+ years of industry, consulting, and software development experience in the Pharmaceutical & Financial Pricing industries. The last 25 years of her career have been focused on Drug Safety & Pharmacovigilance and she has worked with many of the top pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the world, including leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer. She also spent many years working as a management consultant where she focused on helping a wide range of clients establish, improve and streamline their safety processes and technology solutions.
Haris Jahic

Haris Jahic

Chief Financial Officer

Haris is a highly accomplished and results-driven senior financial management executive with over 15 years of experience in both operational and strategic financial leadership. He has a strong track record in leading financial operations, managing complex strategic initiatives and successfully overseeing mergers and acquisitions. Haris is a leader who is driven and focused on general management, people development, strategy development and implementation. In addition to his extensive experience, Haris holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Copenhagen Business School.

Management

Praveen Gupta

Praveen Gupta

Vice President, Digital Innovation 

A seasoned leader in Product Management and Engineering, specializing in Life Sciences, adept at conceptualizing and crafting SaaS & AIML solutions, as well as providing consulting services tailored for Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Medical Devices sectors. With a track record of holding leadership roles across organizations of varying sizes within Life Sciences, he possesses expertise in establishing and expanding consulting and product development practices with globally distributed teams. Notably, he has spearheaded the creation of enterprise-scale SaaS AIML applications such as automated case intake and processing, akin to IQVIA Vigilance Platform, Genpact PVAI, and Insife HALOPV, alongside analytical reporting systems. Currently at Insife, he oversees a global engineering organization spanning multiple continents, driving software development initiatives with a focus on strategic planning and seamless integration across product development, custom projects, and R&D endeavors.
Marc Graber

Marc Graber

Vice President and Managing Director of Insife Switzerland

Marc brings with him over 30 years of experience in IT consulting and big pharma, with the last 15 years dedicated to pharmacovigilance as a project/program manager and trusted IT business partner. Marc's extensive background and proven track record in project/program management, Agile/Scrum methodologies, product development, and implementation, as well as Computer System Validation and technology strategy, make him a valuable addition to our team. He is a dedicated and results-driven team leader, passionate about facilitating business strategies and delivering maximum value in a multicultural setting.
Leena Kathpalia

Leena Kathpalia

Managing Director India

With over 28 years of total experience including 16 years of working in pharmacovigilance Domain, Leena brings extensive experience to her new role as MD of Insife India. For the past 10 years, Leena played a central role in building her previous organization from scratch, which currently employs more than 500 employees. She managed all areas of the business from set up and recruitment, employee engagement and retention, finance and client relationships.
Marc Zittartz

Marc Zittartz

Principal Consultant and Managing Director Germany

Marc has been crossing the frontier between IT and R&D in the pharmaceutical industry in Europe and the USA for more than 20 years. He supports R&D divisions to improve their business processes through the optimized use of information technology. His main fields of expertise are processes and applications for pharmacovigilance, supported by proven knowledge in international team leadership, project management, computerized systems validation and business intelligence. At Insife, Marc is leading customer implementations of HALOPV with a focus on the PSMF, Agreements and Aggregate Reports modules and leads the German Office. Marc holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Cologne, Germany.
Sabah Iqbal

Sabah Iqbal

Global Quality Head

Sabah Iqbal is the Global Quality Head at Insife, overseeing all quality aspects of the organization. With 15 years in the PV and life sciences domain, including over 8 years in PV and 7 in quality and compliance, she has held roles from Internal Auditor to Senior QA Manager at Insife. A certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001:2015, Sabah is well-versed in ISO standards 9001, 27001, and 14001, GDPR, and managing audits and inspections. She holds a Master’s in Microbiology and is based in Bangalore, India.
Simon Russell

Simon Russell

Head of Product Management

Simon is highly experienced IT Professional, with a career of spanning over 30 years in software development. Started his career as Software Developer, moving into being a Software Consultancy, before becoming a Consultancy Practice Lead. Form there moved into Operationally lead roles such as PMO Director. He has had the privilege of building software from the “ground up” with hands on experience of design, development and delivery of a wide range of complex IT products/solutions, as well as stabilising and optimising pre-existing products/solutions. He has worked across multiple industries, with most of his time spent in Health care and life science.
Olivia Linder Tabel

Olivia Linder Tabel

Head of Project Management Office

Olivia Linder Tabel, based in Copenhagen, serves as the Head of the Project Management Office (PMO). With over ten years of global experience in the technology sector, specializing in product development, optimization and strategy, Olivia has made pivotal contributions to high-profile digital transformation projects. A highlight of her career is her leadership in developing and implementing OMNY and TAPP, initiatives that revolutionized the payment systems for the New York and New Jersey subways. Previously, Olivia consulted for several top-tier firms within the big five. Her profound expertise in project management and digital innovation drives our project strategic initiatives, ensuring operational excellence across our company.
Dheeraj Dhawan

Dheeraj Dhawan

Argus Practice Head

Dheeraj is an experienced IT professional with over 15 years of expertise, distinguished as a leader in the life sciences domain. Specializing in developing SaaS solutions and offering pharmacovigilance consulting services, he leads as the Argus Practice Head at Insife. In this role, he manages critical Life Sciences applications on the AWS Cloud, ensuring optimal performance and scalability. Leading a team of engineers, he oversees seamless deployments and guarantees interface integration. Dheeraj's expertise encompasses application deployments, interface integration, maintenance, security, and compliance, driving innovation and continuous improvement. Previously as a PV Consultant, he focused on pharmacovigilance operations, innovative software development, implementation, Computer System Validation, and technology strategy, emphasizing regulatory compliance, business process improvements, and guidance. His focus on regulatory compliance and guidance, coupled with his dedication to business process improvements, underscores his commitment to excellence in every endeavor.
Louise Tan

Louise Tan

Principal PV Consultant and Head of GRIP Services

Louise is a PV subject matter expert with 15+ years of experience within Industry, consulting, PV network leadership and project management, combining deep domain knowledge with strong presentation, facilitation and problem-solving skills. She joined Insife in December 2022 with an aim to expand her horizons in the PV tech ecosystem and works with both Industry and Regulators to implement game changing technologies. Louise currently leads our Global Regulatory Intelligence Club for Pharmacovigilance (GRIP).
Andreas Holm

Andreas Holm

Director, Project Execution

Andreas is a visionary and engaged Director, with innovative mindset for service development in IT for the Pharma industry; +12 years’ experience from service delivery and customers interaction for enterprise and small medium Pharma business. He has a dedicated focus delivering IT solutions optimizing business gains in Life Science.
Sudarshan Hegde

Sudarshan Hegde

Director, Digital Innovation

Techno functional leader with deep knowledge of integrating and building a Life science eco system. With 12 years of experience in Pharmacovigilance domain and a total of 16 years of experience in IT industry. His domain expertise spans Life Sciences, particularly Pharmacovigilance (Drug Safety), and Healthcare. He had been part of developing and implementing enterprise applications like Oracle Argus Safety, Genpact PVAI and Insife HALO PV. He excels in technical solutioning and architecting for functional requirements, product development, cloud engineering, and product management, including change management and product framework designing. Sounding understanding, designing and implementation of case intake, E2B R2 and R3, case management and reporting solutions, leveraging AI and ML Platform. His expertise extends to database designing, product delivery, and the implementation of case management and reporting solutions, leveraging AI and ML platforms. As a persuasive communicator with exceptional relationship management skills, he can effectively engage with individuals at all levels of business and management. He is adept at analyzing organizational requirements and is recognized for his high ethical standards, trustworthiness, and discretion.
Malin Kreitz

Malin Kreitz

Business Development Director

Malin has a sound technical background, extensive experience in all facets of the software development lifecycle, paired with management, consulting and customer relationship management experience, with a strong focus on the Pharmaceutical industry. The last 15 years the focus has been on Pharmacovigilance Strategy & Systems, where she’s gained experience through various positions within the Roche / Genentech group in the Safety Risk Management area.
Ivan Lisak

Ivan Lisak

Director of Service Delivery

Ivan began as a Database Administrator before transitioning to the pharmacovigilance industry, where he specialized in GxP systems administration and project management. With over 12 years of experience, his technical competencies include expertise in Oracle database management, SQL & PLSQL programming, as well as familiarity with pharmacovigilance regulations and systems such as Argus Drug Safety System. Currently serving as Director of Service Delivery, he oversees customer operations, demonstrating excellent communication and leadership skills.
Rishu Ranjan

Rishu Ranjan

Associate Director – Validation

Expert in Computerized Systems Validation, Process Control Systems Validation & Business Process Applications (ERP – SAP) in Pharmaceuticals, Clinical Research and Life sciences industries for regulatory compliances. He is responsible for validation and technical solutions involving laboratory Computerized System, Business Process applications, PV Systems and SaaS application implementations. He has also involved in a wide range of Validation activities and have good exposure and experience working in GxP regulatory environment. Having good understanding of 21 CFR Part 11, EU Annex 11, ALCOA+ principles and GAMP 5 RBA. Involved in large transformation program and Migration of Infrastructure and application from one platform to another. Validation & Compliance Specialist experience in Computer System Validation, Regulatory and Compliance Management, Quality Management Systems and Pharma IT Solution Development. Managing the QMS from a validation perspective.
Tina Fumić

Tina Fumić

Sales & Marketing Manager

Tina Fumić is a seasoned marketing professional with 10 years of experience in the pharmacovigilance industry. In her role as the Sales & Marketing Manager at Insife, she has applied her deep knowledge of marketing to drive numerous successful campaigns. Tina has honed her skills across a range of marketing disciplines such as social media marketing, email marketing, and digital advertising.
Vedran Katušić

Vedran Katušić

Technical Solutions Manager

Vedran is a technical solutions manager, with experience in developing IT solutions for life-science Industry, primarily focusing on various PV solutions. He has domain expertise in consulting pharma companies and other stakeholders. He is based out of Zagreb,Croatia.
Jelena Krpan

Jelena Krpan

HR Manager

Highly skilled HR professional and organizational psychologist with extensive experience in developing and executing human resource strategies, policies, and operations across international settings. Proven track record in recruitment, retention, talent management, and HR compliance. Expertise in leading diverse HR teams, and ensuring regulatory compliance in a highly regulated environment, specifically in pharmacovigilance. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive conversations, support leadership, and drive company-wide HR initiatives.
Vjekoslav Ribarić

Vjekoslav Ribarić

Manager of Cloud Services and Internal IT

With 22 years of rich experience in IT, he has demonstrated proficiency in various facets of technology management. His expertise encompasses team leadership, budget planning, project management, and service delivery. Possessing a robust skill set, he excels in technical domains such as Microsoft platforms (Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, Office 365, Azure), virtualization (Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware, Oracle), cloud solutions (Azure, AWS), backup solutions (both on-premises and cloud-based), networking (Cisco, Fortinet, HP, Palo Alto), and security measures including encryption, IDS/IPS, and ethical hacking. Additionally, he holds certifications as a Microsoft Certified Trainer and ITIL v4 certified professional, alongside Microsoft and Cisco certifications. Noteworthy achievements in his career include spearheading the implementation of CRM/ERP systems from inception, deploying Identity and Access Management solutions for clients, and nurturing and leading several high-performing IT teams, facilitating successful migrations from on-premises to cloud-based environments.
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