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Academia meets Industry: A Political-Scientific Discussion

Working in a Global Pharmaceutical Company: Expectations and Opportunities Dr. Kirsten Lund-Jürgensen, Executive VP and President of Pfizer Global Supply at Pfizer Inc. (USA) Moderation: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christoph Borner
Wann 17:00 19:00 14.03.2018
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Wo Lecture Hall Weismannhaus, Albertstr. 21a
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Kirsten Lund-Jürgensen is a pharmacist from Kiel University in Germany and holds a PhD in pharmaceutical biology from the University of Freiburg, Germany. Her pharmaceutical industry career spans 32 years, the last 19 with Pfizer Global Supply (PGS), after joining the company from SmithKline Beecham in 1999 as vice president of Global Supply Chain Management, Pharmaceuticals. At SmithKline Beecham she held various global operational and leadership positions in Australia, Germany and the United States, including site leader of Consumer and Pharmaceutical Plants, vice president of Global Strategic Planning and vice president of Contractor Management, Europe. In 2000, she was named vice president of Supply Chain Management for all
Pfizer global businesses. She then led the Patented Products Operating Unit (in Europe and Singapore) during 2008-2009, and the Primary Care and Oncology Operating Units (in Europe, Singapore, Canada) during 2009-2012. In 2012 Kirsten was named vice president of Product Portfolio Management for Primary Care, Established Products and Oncology. She was appointed as Product Portfolio Management lead and PGS lead for Vaccines, Oncology and Consumer in 2014
and subsequently vice president of Innovative Health Product Portfolio Management and Consumer Operations. In December 30, 2016 she was named executive vice president and president of PGS and since then she has been responsible for Pfizer’s internal and external supply network. In addition, Kirsten is a board member of the Pfizer Foundation, and the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) sponsor for Pfizer's Environmental Sustainability Program and the Latino Colleague Resource Group. Kirsten also sits on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers.


The seminar series “Academia meets Industry” aims at stimulating interdisciplinary discussions between university members and high profile managers from industry and public health organizations. It addresses the complex challenges in science, management, politics and society which are promoted by both university and industry in a concerted action. At these seminars the practical perspective of the guest speakers encounters the education and research priorities of the university and thus allows an unprecedented dialogue on chances and risks of current and future research developments in life sciences.