Team

Interactive Consulting Associates GmbH (ICA) was founded in 1997 by Dr. Norman C. Franklin, who was the leader of the European Industries delegation to the ICH Q 7 Expert Working Group (EWG) of the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) on GMPs for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs). He was later awarded by the FDA for his contribution. Since 2007 the main business of ICA has been conducting internal audits of pharmaceutical and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) manufacturers, including audits in Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Finland, India and China. It has been able to build up long standing relationships to some of the leading API manufacturer in the industry.

Education

  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, ETH Zurich
  • Program for Management Development, Harvard Business School (Boston)


Experience

  • (Co-)Founder of Devirex AG
  • Owner and MD of Interactive Consulting Ass. LLC
  • Founder and MD of a consulting company (management level)
  • Senior management position at Collano (adhesives)

Education

  • B.Sc. (Honours Degree) in Chemistry, University of Nottingham, England
  • Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry, University of Nottingham, England
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry,
    University of Tübingen, Germany


Experience

  • Independent consultant and Managing Director of Interactive Consulting Associates LLC
  • Head of GMP and Documentation of the Pharmaceutical Division of Bayer AG
  • Head of Quality Assurance of the Self Medication Division of Bayer AG
  • Head of Quality Assurance of the Agrochemical Division of Bayer AG
  • Head of Quality Assurance of the Diagnostic Division of Bayer AG

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Education

  • Diploma in Organic Chemistry, University of Münster, Germany
  • Ph.D. in Organic chemistry, University of Münster, Germany
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Imperial College, London


Experience

  • Head of API production staff at Bayer AG
  • Head PM of multipurpose / launch plant at Bayer AG
  • Management of Pilot Plants for Development Chemistry, Department for API Process Development at Bayer AG

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Education

  • Diploma and Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Universities of Frankfurt, Konstanz and Regensburg

Experience

  • Responsible for GMP-Compliance of the Bayer Production Site Wuppertal
  • Global responsibility within Corporate Compliance Bayer Pharma Leverkusen (all Bayer prescription drugs) for the coordination of all Bayer API audits, planning, execution, report establishing and follow up by Bayer auditors
  • Global responsibility for QA of pharmaceutical OTC products and consumer products within the headquarter of Technical Operations in the Bayer Division for Consumer Products
  • Director QA/QC at Miles/Elkhart, USA, Consumer Division
  • Global responsibility of QA for the Business Group Self-Medication for Bayer Leverkusen

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Education

  • First degree taken in pharmacy at the University of Kiel, Germany
  • Doctoral studies, University of Kiel, Germany
  • Military service as Qualified Pharmacist

Experience

  • Qualified Person for the Pharmaceutical Division of Bayer AG
  • Head of the Release Control Dept. in the Quality Control Dept. of Pharmaceutical Division of Bayer AG
  • Founding Member of the Pharmaceutical Division Auditing Board, which had the responsibility for auditing pharmaceutical plants for compliance with GMP
  • Head of the QC laboratory control group for pharmaceutical starting materials in the QC Department of the Pharmaceutical Division of Bayer AG

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