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Meet the Board


Frank Milek

IPEC Europe Chair


Dr. Frank Milek is an industrial pharmacist and has been working in pharmaceutical excipients industry for more than 15 years, specialised in the field of supply chain and distribution. He is registered QP according to EU regulation and responsible at Aug. Hedinger GmbH & Co. KG for Quality, Regulatory Affairs and GMP.


Frank is currently the Chair of the GTDP Committee in FECC (European Association of Chemical Distributors) and an active member of the EXCiPACT project.




Frithjof Holtz

IPEC Europe Vice-Chair


Mr. Frithjof Holtz is a biologist and has been working for more than 20 years with Merck, having a long year experience in quality assurance and regulatory affairs.


As Director Advocacy he is responsible for the advocacy activities of the pharmaceutical raw materials business of the Merck KGaA Division, Merck Millipore.




Hubertus Folttmann        

IPEC Europe Treasurer


Hubertus Folttmann is currently Head of Association Activities - Pharma Ingredients & Services at BASF SE.


Hubertus studied at the College of Pharmacy, Freie Universität Berlin and obtained a PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry from Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf. After 12 years of experience in different functions at the Knoll Group (2001 acquired by Abbott), he joined BASF in 1998.


Karine Roth

IPEC Europe Secretary


Karine Roth is a Pharmacist and has more than 20  years of experience within Pharmaceutical Industry.

She is currently working with Novartis as Global  Head Biologics QA; her role includes QA/QC oversight of  development and manufacturing activities for Biologics products. Previously she used to lead organization looking at  QA Oversight of suppliers and parenteral contract manufacturers.

Prior Novartis, she has worked for Eli Lilly in several management position in Regulatory, Supplier Quality Assurance and Operational Excellence.

Christophe Guéchot


Since 2008, Christophe Guéchot is Regulatory Affairs and Risk Manager for Solvay's products placed on the market in HealthCare, Food & Feed applications.

Pharmacist graduate of the School of Pharmacy, University of Paris, Christophe occupied various functions along the Medicinal drug products life-cycle in different Pharmaceutical groups. He joinded Solvay in 1997 and took the current global position in 2008.




Amina Faham



Amina is a Biochemist and earned a Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical sciences from school of pharmacy, La Timone France. Amina has over 10 years of pharma industry experience in oral solid dosage forms with emphasis on modified drug release technologies, process development and optimization, production trouble shooting, and project management with companies including Wyeth/Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Colorcon. Amina has a strong background and experience of drug product development, CGMPs and the concepts of the modern quality systems. She is also Knowledgeable about operating discipline management systems. She joined DOW in Horgen Switzerland in 2011, as a senior pharmaceutical development application manager supporting the business in EMEA region.


Liz Meehan


Liz Meehan is a material scientist with a PhD from City University, London and more than 30 years experience in material characterisation.

She has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 10 years, in the Pharmaceutical Development department of AstraZeneca, specialising in the field of excipient characterisation, relating excipient properties to functionality in dosage form design. More generally her activities include excipient risk assessment/mitigation for the development of robust pharmaceutical formulations.




Mahmud Yunis


Dr. Mahmud Yunis has been working for 10 years at BIOGRUND in several positions.

In his current function as Technical Director, he is responsible for preparing and implementing global strategic regulatory plan for BIOGRUND products and the strategic development of the Quality, Production and R&D department. He has a PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry from University of Muenster, Germany.  Before joining BIOGRUND he worked for a consulting company on the area of GxP procedures and processes for five years.


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