Søren Thuesen Pedersen is Senior Director, Quality Intelligence and Inspection at Novo Nordisk. He is a Chemical Engineer by education and has been working 27 years in Novo Nordisk. During that that time he has been engaged and lead different areas within Manufacturing, QC-Laboratory and CMC Manufacturing Development. He has been one of the founding fathers of the Novo Nordisk External Requirements’ Process; How does Novo Nordisk ensure compliance of new external requirements? Mr. Pedersen is responsible for the External Representation of Novo Nordisk out of the GMP area and represents Novo Nordisk in ISPE, EFPIA, IFPMA and BIO. He has furthermore been member of the Novo Nordisk Board of Directors for 12 years as elected employee representative. Mr. Pedersen is a member of the ISPE Regulatory Quality Harmonization Committee (RQHC)’s EMEA Regional Focus Group and is a past co-chair of the RQHC Global. His spare time interests include Danish and EU Politics.