Jörg Zimmermann is currently Vice President External Affairs for Vetter Pharma Fertigung GmbH&Co KG, Ravensburg, Germany. In this role, he manages the relationships with regulatory agencies, professional organizations and other partners in the pharmaceutical industry. Before taking this role, he was responsible for Vetter Development Service which includes manufacturing science & process development, technology & process transfers, project & service analytics and drug delivery systems. Within Vetter, Jörg has held various positions in process implementation, new product introduction, lyophilization process development and as production manager before becoming Director of Production of Vetter's production site at Lake Constance in 2000. There he managed 5 production lines for aseptically prefilled injection systems. In September 2010 he became responsible for the process development and process introduction group at Vetter before being promoted to Vice President in November 2014. Jörg has volunteered as conference chair, track leader and speaker at conferences by ISPE, PDA, and Concept Heidelberg for over 20 years. IN 2016, Jörg was elected to the International Board of Directors of ISPE. His current role is Secretary to the International Board of Directors and member of the Executive Committee. Jörg studied pharmacy in Freiburg, Germany and Cardiff, Wales and is a registered pharmacist.