Gunter Baumgartner is currently the Global Head of Engineering at Takeda Pharmaceuticals International AG in Zurich (SVP for Global Engineering at Takeda HQ for Manufacturing & Supply) with responsibilities for CAPEX portfolio, global projects and all engineering support for 36 manufacturing network facilities. He also serves as Board Member of Takeda Germany GmbH. Prior to these roles, Gunter successfully led a major, four-year Greenfield investment project related to new sterile liquids and solids manufacturing plants. Prior to managing the investment project, Gunter held various management positions at a manufacturing site (API, Bio- and Pharma manufacturing) over a 10-year period. Gunter has been a member of ISPE since 2005. Gunter is currently ISPE international Board Member and the Chair of the ISPE DACH (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) Affiliate. He is also a member of the ISPE FOYA evaluation committee. Gunter holds degrees in general management from the University of St. Gallen and the Henley Business School. Prior to studying general management, Gunter attended the Graz Technical University of Mechanical & Process Engineering/Technology.