Ylva Ek is currently Chief Quality Officer (CQO) at KeyPlants AB in Stockholm. In her role, she is responsible for the Quality System, Quality Strategy and Safety, Health and Environment (SHE). She has extensive experience building and outfitting GMP manufacturing facilities from companies in the Pharma and Biotech Industry, such as Pharmacia, Pfizer and GE Healthcare. Ylva has also worked for 7 years at the Swedish Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket), a part of the European medicines regulatory network. Having held Global responsibilities in many roles her experience includes working in China, Ireland, mainland Europe and the United States. Ylva is Past Chair of ISPE Nordic Affiliate (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland). She serves on the ISPE Regulatory Quality Harmonization Committee, Europe - Middle East - Africa Regional Focus Group (RQHC EMEA RFG) Steering Committee and Chair the Quality and Regulatory sub-group in the ISPE Biotechnology Special Interest Group (SIG). Ylva currently serves on the 2020 European Annual Conference Planning Committee. She received her Master of Science in Biology (minor in Pharmacology) at Uppsala University and has been a guest researcher at UCSD and Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA.