It is time for Quality leaders to transition from a traditional compliance driven role to that of a Quality Business Leader making quality a competitive advantage for companies rather than seen as a cost. To become a successful Quality Business Leader requires mastering the following skills
- The craft of quality
- Decision making in challenging situations
- Employee engagement
- Strategic quality and compliance management
- Making quality operations a financial value add
- Internal and external global change leadership
SVP Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing
Anders Vinther serves as VP Quality at Kronos Bio. He joined Intarcia Therapeutics in 2018 as VP Global Quality and Engagement, previous to this Anders was the Chief Quality Officer at Sanofi Pasteur accountable for cGMP compliance, quality leadership, and the quality of the company’s vaccines worldwide.
Prior to that he worked for Roche and Genentech most recently as the VP of Biologics Quality which included operational quality leadership for 10 Biologics Roche and Genentech manufacturing sites and all outsourced manufacturing for biologics products. Previous to that role he led the Global Quality System and Processes organization in Genentech & Roche. In that role areas of responsibility included developing and overseeing implementation of the Pharmaceutical Quality System (PQS), Quality Risk Management, Operational Excellence, Portfolio Management, Computer Systems and Inspection Management.
Previously he was the co-founder and Chief Quality Officer of the contract manufacturing organization CMC Biologics, where his responsibilities on the Board of Management included QA, QC, IT, Human Resources and Strategic Planning.
Anders holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and has 20+ years of business and biopharmaceutical experience, including research and development, quality assurance and control, compliance, regulatory affairs and senior management.
In PDA, Anders is currently the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors. Additionally over the past 20 years in PDA he has been Chairman of the Board of Directors, Treasurer, Board of Directors member, task force and conference planning committee leader and member, and author of numerous articles.