Management Contract Development & Manufacturing

Yvan Liard

Yvan Liard

Head of Supply Chain Villars-sur-Glâne & Ettingen, Site Manager Villars-sur-Glâne a.i.

Yvan Liard

Yvan Liard

Head of Supply Chain Villars-sur-Glâne & Ettingen, Site Manager Villars-sur-Glâne a.i.

  • Swiss citizen
  • Economist ESCEA (now HEG), Neuchâtel
  • Executive master's degree in the management of logistical systems (IML) from EPFL, Lausanne
  • Various positions at Swatch Group, logistics project manager and distribution logistics officer at Omega. Subsequently head of industrial logistics at Nivarox-FAR
  • 2011 joined Vifor Pharma as Head of Supply Chain, Vifor Pharma, Villars-sur-Glâne and Ettingen
  • Since 2016 Site Manager Villars-sur-Glâne a.i.

Philippe Buthier

Philippe Buthier

Head of Production Villars-sur-Glâne

Philippe Buthier

Philippe Buthier

Head of Production Villars-sur-Glâne

  • French citizen
  • 2001 PhD in Pharmacy University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg and Master in industrial pharmacy
  • 2001-2003 Process Pharmacist production site Aventis Pharma, Compiègne
  • 2003-2004 Regulatory Affairs Laboratoires Lehning, Ste Barbe
  • 2004-2006 deputy pharmacist in pharmacy, Maizières les Metz
  • 2006-2009 Project Manager Industrial Development Europe MP&OTC Sanofi, Compiègne
  • 2009-2013 Production Manager, followed by Pharmaceutical Project Manager Ferring Pharmaceuticals, St Prex,
  • 2013 joined Vifor Pharma as Head of Production Solid Formulation, Villars-sur-Glâne
  • Since 2014 Head of Production Villars-sur-Glâne
Thomas Huber

Thomas Huber

Site Manager Vifor Pharma Ettingen

Thomas Huber

Thomas Huber

Site Manager Vifor Pharma Ettingen

  • Swiss citizen
  • Study in chemistry Zurich University of Applied Sciences
  • Expert for pharmaceutical quality university for pharmaceutical technology in Albstadt-Sigmaringen
  • Certificate in economy Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana
  • 1999 Production chemist Vifor International
  • 2007 Head Manufacturing St. Gallen Vifor Pharma
  • Since 2014 Site Manager Vifor Pharma Ettingen

Dr. Burkhard Kriwet

Dr. Burkhard Kriwet

Head of Technical Development

Dr. Burkhard Kriwet

Dr. Burkhard Kriwet

Head of Technical Development

  • German citizen
  • Studied pharmacy at Philipps-University Marburg, Ph.D. study in pharmaceutical technology
  • Scientific Associate at MIT in Cambridge, USA
  • 1996–98 in pharmaceutical development and quality assurance at Medichemie AG in Ettingen, Switzerland
  • 1999–2000 Process Development Project Manager at Novartis AG, Basel
  • 2000-2006 Head of pharmaceutical departments at Medichemie AG
  • 2006-2010 Head of Development and Site Manager of Vifor Pharma Ettingen
  • Since 2011 Head of Technical Development, Vifor Pharma Ltd.
Dr. Sergio Mantelli

Dr. Sergio Mantelli

Head of Swiss Regulatory Affairs & Public Affairs

Dr. Sergio Mantelli

Dr. Sergio Mantelli

Head of Swiss Regulatory Affairs & Public Affairs

  • 1980 federal diploma in pharmacy from the University of Lausanne
  • 1984 graduated as Dr sci. nat. from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich
  • 1984–1987 Head of the pilot plant in the area of manufacturing at Wander SA, Berne
  • 1987–1988 Director's Assistant at Vifor Pharma at the Villars-sur-Glâne site
  • 1988–1994 various management positions in production and research at Vifor Pharma in Villars-sur-Glâne. 1989–1991 site manager
  • 1994–2004 Head of Scientific Direction
  • 2004–2010 Head of Regulatory Affairs and Public Affairs at Vifor Pharma, Villars-sur-Glâne and Ettingen
  • Since 2011 Head of Swiss Regulatory Affairs & Public Affairs

Patrick Obrist

Patrick Obrist

Head of Engineering

Patrick Obrist

Patrick Obrist

Head of Engineering

  • Swiss citizen
  • 1993 wlectrical engineer, 1998 federally certified maintenance specialist and 2001 federal certificate as a maintenance specialist from Swissmem School of Management
  • 1994 joined Vifor Pharma in Villars-sur-Glâne as an electrical maintenance engineer, 1996 Deputy Technical Director, 2002 Head of Production Facility Maintenance
  • Since 2005 Head of Engineering
Julien Rousset

Julien Rousset

Key Account Manager Contract Development & Manufacturing

Julien Rousset

Julien Rousset

Key Account Manager Contract Development & Manufacturing

  • French citizen
  • MSc in chemistry; pharmaceutical engineer, Ecole des Mines – EMAC, France
  • 5 years at Novartis, Nyon, Switzerland, including 1 year as a validation/qualification engineer and 4 years as formulation development manager
  • 2004 joined Vifor Pharma as R&D project manager with responsibility for development, product support, technology transfer for preservative-free products
  • Since 2011 Key Account Manager Contract Development & Manufacturing

Dr. Karin Waterkamp

Dr. Karin Waterkamp

Head of Quality Management Villars-sur-Glâne & Ettingen

Dr. Karin Waterkamp

Dr. Karin Waterkamp

Head of Quality Management Villars-sur-Glâne & Ettingen

  • German citizen
  • Dr. rer. nat. in microbiology; first degree in biology, Albert Ludwig University Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany
  • 1989–2006 held various management positions (quality assurance for biotech, quality assurance for microbiology, sterile production of injectibles) at Cilag AG, Switzerland (J&J affiliates)
  • Since 2006 at Vifor Pharma, Head of Quality Management, Villars-sur-Glâne and Ettingen

Contact

Vifor Ltd.

Route de Moncor 10
P.O. Box
CH-1752 Villars-sur-Glâne

Phone:
+41 58 851 61 11
Fax:
+41 58 851 60 50

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