Our Life Science Thought Leaders

We’re comprised of ultra-taleted experienced life science professionals
eager to shate their real world experiences.

Course Instructors

Managing Partner at Azzur

Synergy is more than a buzzword to me. It’s a promise I make to my team. As a Managing Partner of Azzur Group, my focus is supporting my employees' and customers' unique abilities in a way that reinforces strength, backs up weakness, and achieves maximum efficiency.

VP Quality Assurance Trinzo

I believe in providing the highest quality healthcare solutions and services to patients around the world. I am a dynamic and successful Quality/Regulatory professional with over 20 years’ experience in the development and support of production processes at operational and managerial level. I have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Director Client Engagement & Product Strategy at ValGenesis, Inc

Ivan Soto is the Director Client Engagement and Product Strategy, he is responsible for managing the product life cycle, strategy and overall client experience.

Tom is a Statistical Process Quality Engineer with more than 15 years’ experience in the aerospace, pharmaceutical, and financial services industries.

Orlando López has over 25 years of software quality assurance experience and more than 18 years in QA and Compliance in the Food and Drug Administration and EU regulated environment. He is a member of the Pharmaceutical Engineering Editorial Review Board.

B.Sc, C.Sci, C.Chem, MRSC

Trefor is a pharmaceutical consultant specialising in process engineering, validation and technology transfer within the pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical industries. In 2006 Trefor formed his own company, BlueHatch Consultancy Ltd.

M.Sc (Biology)

Helena Roth M.Sc (Biology) have spent more than 15 years working with validation and project management within Life Science, predominantly within projects on equipment, facilities and media. In October 2007 Helena started her own consultancy firm, Respondi AB, and has worked as a consultant since then.

M. Sc. (Molecular Biology)

Ms Gutierrez has over 10 years of experience in the Biotechnology industry involved in quality and development. She obtained an M.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology from Brandeis University and a B.S. from UMass Boston. She has a diverse scientific background within the life science sector.

Bsc Process Engineering

Craig is a R&D Development Scientist/Process Development Engineer bringing 15+ years experience in chemical development processes and green technologies applicable to an engineering setting, and skills in product and process development, including design, procurement and assembly of equipment.

Annelie has a background in Chemical Engineering and has been working within the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical industry for 15 years. Annelie has vast experience of international clean utility projects as QA Validation Manager and Project Manager and continues to work successfully in the life sciences.

Joginder Mittal is a pharmaceutical GMP Expert with 20 years of extensive experience in cGMP aspects required during designing and setting up of Manufacturing Plants / Laboratories / R & D units. He has been involved in various projects for qualification activities and setting up of QMS Systems

Don Hurd has over 30 years of experience in supporting development of real-time, embedded applications in regulated environments. He is an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor with diverse background providing a unique insight into achieving product quality and ensuring high productivity of development organizations.

William is the founder of Lumus Ltd, a consultancy company providing multinational life sciences manufacturing companies with consultancy services primarily around the successful deployment of best in industry IT Manufacturing Systems. He has over 28 years of experience in project delivery.


Dr. David Trew BSc (Hons), PhD, CChem MRSC Holds both an honours degree and a PhD in chemistry, he is also a Chartered Chemist and Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. David has over twenty five years of experience working in both academic and industrial research laboratories.

B.S. in Molecular Biology from SJSU

Results-oriented-quality professional with over twenty years of experience in the life sciences, clinical diagnostics and the pharmaceutical industry. Extensive technical expertise in cellular analysis techniques and methods, and experience in a GMP/GLP environment.

Msc (Biochemistry), Bsc (Computer Science)

Graham O'Keeffe has over 15 years of software validation and equipment qualification experience within the regulated sector. Graham is also the founder and CEO of askaboutgmp.com and learnaboutgmp.com. He is also the Director of Operations at Premier Validation.