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2022 Volunteer Spotlight: Asia Pacific Affiliates

2022 Volunteer Spotlight:  Asia Pacific Affiliates

Meet ISPE volunteers from our Asia Pacific Affiliates.

Singapore Affiliate

Carissa has been an active ISPE member since 2016. She has been a committed member of the Singapore Affiliate Board for many years and is currently the Singapore Affiliate Secretary. Carissa may work quietly behind the scenes, but her contributions have made a strong impact on the Singapore Affiliate with responsibilities such as chairing their annual conference & exhibition with precision and efficiency. Currently, she is a Senior Consultant with Singapore Pte Ltd.

Commissioning & Qualification Engineer
Project Delivery Partners

David has been an active member of ISPE since 2015. He is the Student Affairs Advisor for the Singapore Affiliate. David is always ready to lend his help and expertise to the next generation and has proven to be a constant source of advice, encouragement, and assistance to Singapore Affiliate members. Currently, he is a Commissioning & Qualification Engineer at Project Deliver Partners.

Geoff has been an active member of ISPE since 2010. Over those years he has actively supported the Singapore Affiliate in various roles from a committee member to Honorary President. He has always been generous with his time and extends his experience to Students, Emerging Leaders, and Affiliates in the Asia Pacific Region. Currently, he is the Singapore Affiliate Conference Chair and is currently the QA/QC Manager at Schneider Electric.

Peiqing has been an active member of ISPE since 2021. In this short time, he joined the Singapore Affiliate as the Subject Matter Expert 5 for ATMP. He has already contributed unreservedly to upcoming events including their annual Singapore Affiliate Conference & Exhibition. The Singapore Affiliate has expressed its gratitude for his recent contributions. Currently, he is a Strategic Technology Partnership Leader Cell and Gene Therapy, APAC at Pall Corporation.

Philippines Affiliate

Regional QA Manager-Asia
Alcon Laboratories Inc

Carlo has been an active ISPE member since 2008. He joined the Philippines Affiliate in 2010 and has served as part of its board of directors (BOD) from 2012 up to the present. He has held several leadership roles including Auditor, Vice President, and President. During his term as president (2015-2016), he led the initiation of the student and young professionals’ group (now known as Emerging Leaders) in the Philippines. One of his strongest advocacies for the Affiliate is to foster academic and professional collaborations with various organizations. To this end, he leads training collaborative efforts with various student organizations at the University of the Philippines, College of Pharmacy. During the pandemic, he spearheaded professional collaborations for webinars with the Philippine Clinical Research Professionals (PCRP), Alliance for Patient Safety and Pharmacovigilance (APPV), and the Philippine Society of Hospital Pharmacists (PSHP). Throughout his time as BOD, he served as a coordinator and a resource speaker for various topics including Auditing, Process & Computer Validation, Good Distribution & Storage Practices, Deviation, Change Control, and CAPA management. Currently, he is a Regional QA Manager-Asia at Alcon Laboratories Inc.

Joyce has been an active ISPE member since 2005. She is one of the Founding Directors of the ISPE Philippines Affiliate and has been a member of the Affiliate for 15 years. She has held several positions within the Affiliate and recently served as an Auditor in 2021 and is currently on the Board of Directors. Joyce has served as a speaker in numerous affiliate seminars as well as for the Asia Pacific Region and international conferences. She continuously advises the Philippines Affiliate on regulatory topics. Joyce is the IV Director for the Center for Drug Regulation & Research, Food and Drug Administration-Philippines, and has more than 30 years working for the FDA Philippines.

Arnel has been an active member of ISPE since 2012. He has been a member of the Philippines Affiliate Board and has held various leadership positions since 2014 to date. His Chemical Engineering background and experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry have enabled him to contribute as a technical content industry reviewer of GPGs such as Knowledge Management, Continuous Manufacturing of OSD, Equipment Reliability, Maintenance, Membrane-based WFI, and CTC Mapping. He has also been a volunteer speaker in various conferences and seminars held by multiple affiliates on topics including Pharma Supply Chain, Operational Excellence, PIC/S GMP, GDSP, and CAPA, to name a few. He is also a Subject-Matter-Expert lecturer and mentor in the Affiliate Internship Program that was launched in 2021 and has benefited over 810 active student members from 50+ universities. He lectures and mentors on internship topics which include Pharmaceutical Plant Design, GDSP, Production, Packaging, and Virtual Plant Tours. Under his leadership, the Philippines Affiliate was awarded the 2021 Affiliate and Chapter Excellence Award. Currently, he is the Assistant Vice President - Manufacturing Operations Services & Technology at Unilab Inc.