International Board of Directors

2021-2022 ISPE International Board of Directors

The Board is responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the Society. The following pharmaceutical industry leaders have been elected to positions on the 2020–2021 ISPE International Board of Directors:

To view the results of the 2022 Election and the 2022-2023 Board of Directors, visit the International Board Election Page.


Jörg Zimmermann
Vice President, Vetter Development Service, External Affairs
Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co.
Michael L. Rutherford
Executive Director, Computer Systems Quality & Data Integrity
Syneos Health
Vice Chair
Scott W. Billman
Vice President, Engineering, Pharmaceutical Services
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Jeffrey A. Biskup, PE
CEO and Chairman of the Board
Joanne R. Barrick, RPh
Sr. Director TS/MS Validation
Eli Lilly and Company
Past Chair
Thomas B. Hartman
President and CEO
Ex Officio Non-voting Member


Vivianne J. Arencibia
Vice President, Global Quality Systems and Compliance
Nina S. Cauchon, PhD
Director Regulatory Affairs - CMC
Amgen Inc.
Chris Chen, PhD
WuXi Biologics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
David Doleski
Head of Global Quality Audit and External Engagement
Board Appointed Director
Ylva Ek
Chief Quality Officer (CQO)
KeyPlants AB
Sarah Pope Miksinski, PhD
Senior Director, Global Regulatory Affairs
Teresa Minero
Founder & CEO
LifeBee - Digitalizing Life Sciences
Georg Singewald, PhD
Global Head Technology & Engineering
F Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Hirofumi Suzuki, PhD
Product Supply Japan, Head of Product Supply Coordination
Bayer Yakuhin Ltd
Timothy J.N. Watson, PhD
Executive Director & Team Leader, CMC Advisory Office
Pfizer Inc

Ex Officio

Heather L. Bennett-Kelley
Project Manager/ Engineer
ACCO Engineered Systems
Board Emerging Leaders Representative (Non-voting)

2022 International Board of Directors Election Results

The ISPE International Board of Directors 2022 Election has concluded and the results are in. The leadership transition between the 2021 - 2022 Board and the 2022 - 2023 Board will take place during the 2022 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo on Tuesday, 1 November.

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ISPE is governed by an elected board of directors. The board is composed of fifteen elected members and the CEO & President, who serves as a non-voting ex-officio member. Directors are elected to a two-year term and can serve up to two terms consecutively. All terms commence at Annual Meeting. The officer positions are Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Past Chair and the President as a non-voting ex officio member. Terms for officers are one year and the Secretary is the first officer position in the typical officer succession. Each candidate for secretary is typically making a five-year commitment to serve in the roles of Secretary through Past Chair. During the September 2016 meeting of the ISPE International Board of Directors, two important modifications were incorporated into the ISPE Bylaws. The Board approved the appointment of a Director level position to the Board and the current Chair of the International Emerging Leaders Committee will be invited to board meetings as an ex-officio (non-voting) member as well. The main objective of these appointments was to ensure that ISPE has the appropriate diversity within the Board to execute business strategies as defined in our ISPE Strategic Plan. For additional information on the actions from the last Board meeting or access to governance actions visit the Governance Documents FAQs page.