Ursula is the Global Head of Quality Intelligence and External Affairs at Novartis. She drives the Novartis external engagement strategy in quality, technical and regulatory topics and leads global GxP regulatory intelligence. Prior to her current role, Ursula held leadership roles in Biopharmaceutical Operations and CMC Regulatory Affairs for biologics. Before joining Novartis in 2006, she worked for startup biotechnology companies in Canada for 10 years, in research, development, Quality Assurance and CMC Regulatory Affairs.
Ursula holds a Master’s degree in Biology from Tübingen University (Germany) and a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Laval University (Québec, Canada), coupled with an MBA she earned with honors.