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About the Co-Chairs

Beatriz Vicén Banzo

Beatriz Vicén Banzo

Mrs. Vicén has been Head of Public Affairs and Technical Department in Bayer Spain since July 2011. She qualified as pharmacist with specialisation in Biochemistry in 1988. In addition she has a Master in Business Administration of the Pharmaceutical Industry from the University of Barcelona (1992), a Master in European Regulatory Procedures from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1999), and a Master in Business Administration from the Business School ESADE (2005) Barcelona – Spain. Mrs. Vicén was Head of Regulatory Affairs in Novartis Pharma (Spain) until 2008, and Head of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance in Bayer Spain until June 2010.


Peter Bachmann

Peter BachmannPeter Bachmann is the recently appointed Chair of The Co-ordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures (CMDh). Prior to that he was at the Department “European and International Affairs” at the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), Senior Expert ‘European Drug Regulatory Affairs’, German Member of the CMDh, German Member of the NtA, Member of different European and AdHoc Working Parties. Dr Bachmann was educated at the ‘Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg’, Germany, and obtained his PhD from the Institute for Pharmaceutical Biology of the University Würzburg, Germany.
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