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Dr. Christian Velten

MATRIX PROJECT LEAD
LOBAL PROJECT MANAGER
CROSSFUNCTIONAL BRIDGE BUILDER

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Dr. Christian Velten

DIGITAL PHARMA LEADER
E-MEDICAL EXPERT
OMNICHANNEL PROMOTOR
SENIOR ONLINE MEDIA ENTHUSIAST

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Dr. Christian Velten

SCIENCE COMMUNICATOR
MEDICAL AFFAIRS MANAGER
MOLECULAR BIOLOGIST

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Dr. Christian Velten

INNOVATOR
MOTIVATOR
MEDIATOR
FACILITATOR & ENABLER

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Dr. Christian Velten

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POLITICAL CITIZEN

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ABOUT ME
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Dr. Christian Velten

I am an educated molecular biologist with a strong expertise in genetics, cell biology, basic cancer research, microbiology, and (inherited) rare diseases.

After finishing my PhD, I had my own business for about 10 years and served life science industries with digital media, multichannel publishing, information research & analysis, and competitor & market intelligence.

In 2008 I switched to inside pharmaceutical industry, contributing my passion for facilitating scientific knowledge and understanding. And using digital media/tools and omni-channel approaches as smart communication channels.

Today, my mission is creating excellence in digital customer engagement, especially (but not limited to) medical-scientific content and communication.

I am a bridge-builder between 'medical' and 'commercial', a translator between business and IT, and a mediator between stakeholders, functions, divisions and layers. This includes aligning deliveries to prioritized business needs as well as regulatory requirements, and operating successfully within a multi-cultural matrix organization.

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RESUME
A short history of my professional life.
TESTIMONIALS
Read some voices by former colleagues about me.
DELIVERIES
Facts, facts, facts ...
SOME STATS
26
YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
11
YEARS INSIDE PHARMA
12
YEARS IN FORMAL OR INFORMAL LEADERSHIP ROLE
48
COUNTRIES WORKED WITH
EXPERTISE
PRO-RATA EXPERIENCES
15
SCIENCE LAB
42
ENTREPREUR
62
MEDICAL AFFAIRS
54
INFORMATION RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
82
DIGITAL &
OMNICHANNEL
54
TRAINING & COACHING
EDUCATION & TRAINING

Doctorate/PhD (Dr. rer. nat., Molecular Biology/Genetics), Hanover University, Germany (1997)
Basic oncological research on the genetic regulation of cell growth.

Graduated with university diploma degree in Biology (Diplom-Biologe), Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany (1993)
Areas of expertise: Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Mycology, Waste Water Treatment

Mediator training (2018)

Novartis Management Academy - Influencing without formal authority (2012)

Conducting Negotiations Successfully (2011)

Novartis Management Academy - M1XP Leading for Results (2011)

Novartis Management Academy - M1 Leading at the Frontline (2010)

Strategic e-Medical Affairs (2018)

Certified Computer-Systems-Validation Expert (CSV-GAMP5) (2013)

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for Investigators and Sub-Investigators (accredited by Swissmedic) (2012)

David Professional WebPublishing (2000)

Qualification "Safety in Gene Technology" (acc. to §15 Abs.2 Satz1 Nr.3 GenTSV, German Law) (1994)

Project Management Methodology and Tools (2017)

Novartis ICE Bronze (IT project management) (2012)

Novartis Sharepoint Site Owner (2012)

Conflict Management (2010)

Japanese Business Culture Training (2009)

Liability Perspectives of Information Services (2007)

numerous trainings on professional information databases and database hosts

DELIVERIES
33
DIGITAL SOLUTIONS IMPLEMENTED
54
CLINICAL PROJECTS COORDINATED
8
CHANGE PROJECTS MANAGED
5
KEY PUBLICATIONS REALIZED
93
% PRODUCTIVITY INCREASE ACHIEVED
17
PEOPLE COACHED
28
SENIOR MANAGEMENT PRESENTATIONS
596
HOURS TRAINING PROVIDED
PROJECTS
SAMS - Saccade Analysis Made Simple
Leadership to digital leadership in commercial and medical
iFind
Initiative logo
BIONEWS / Inside-Lifescience
NP-C biomarker project
start-up
medical education programme
eNova
QuickAnswers iOS App
Drug Intelligence Report
Pharmacovigilance Literature Monitoring
Due Diligence
Market Monitoring Platform
Customer Survey
Change Management
WORKED FOR
worked for Janssen/J&J
worked for Actelion Pharmaceuticals
worked for Novartis
client Roche
client Bayer CropScience
client BASF
client Sanofi (formerly Aventis)
worked for LION Bioscience
RESUME
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
JUN 2018 -
TODAY
PROJECT COORDINATOR GLOBAL DIGITAL STRATEGY
Actelion/Janssen Pharmaceutical
Lead with the global digital strategy initiative for commercial & medical customer engagement (digital transformation). Establishment of a cross-functional and cross-departmental internal network linking internal digital activities and expertise. Alignment with and of global/regional/local layers, IT, R&D, compliance/legal, and digital strategies at Janssen (J&J).
DEC 2014 -
TODAY
GLOBAL MEDICAL PROJECT MANAGER
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Within the medical team, I was responsible for developing rare disease areas (inborn neuro-metabolic, dermato-oncology) by managing innovative clinical projects, providing efficient medical-scientific communication & training, delivering scientific education media, and driving key scientific publications.
NOV 2008 -
JUN 2014
KNOWLEDGE ANALYST & PROJECT TEAM MANAGER
Novartis Pharma AG

Advanced internal information solutions in GxP environment, providing Novartis with superior strategic information and medical evidence for knowledge-driven competitive advantage.

Lead and coordinated globally distributed teams contributing to the same processes and deliveries for high quality and compliant information and analysis.

Mediated between business and IT; identified and anticipated strategic and operational needs, and translated those needs into effective information solutions and support processes.

Developed relationships with national affiliates, regions and global business units, and contributed to an aligned product knowledge strategy with integrated social media.

JAN 1999 -
OCT 2008
FOUNDER, CHIEF INFORMATION ANALYST, MANAGING DIRECTOR
SCITARI - Dr. Christian Velten Informationsdienste
Together with my team, I provided life science industries with information research, market analysis, competitive intelligence, patent research, IP portfolio analysis, technology evaluation, editorial content for publications, and individual investigations. For GIT Publishing Ltd., I developed and implemented a multi-channel online publishing concept for a business magazine, and held editor in chief position for 3 years with responsibility for sub-editors and external content providers.
NOV 1998 -
MAY 1999
MARKETING ASSISTANT & WEB DESIGNER
LION Bioscience AG
I developed and implemented a new version of the corporate website.
MAY 1994 -
DEC 1997
SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATE
Hanover Medical School
Scientific associate at the Hanover Medical School, Institute for Molecular Biology. Scientific guest at the Vienna Biocenter. Basic oncological research on the genetic regulation of cell growth.
BACKGROUND & EDUCATION
DEC 1997
DOCTORATE
Hanover University
Dr. rer. nat., molecular biology/genetics; scholarship for DFG Graduate Student Course "Molecular Pathophysiology of the Cell Growth", Hanover Medical School, Institute of Molecular Biology
DEC 1993
DIPLOM-BIOLOGE
Technical University of Darmstadt
Graduated with university diploma degree (master level) in Biology; majors: microbiology, biochemistry, mycology, and waste water treatment
JUL 1987 -
SEP 1988
BASIC MILITARY SERVICE
Wetzlar
4. Panzergrenadierbataillon 132
JUN 1968
BORN
Giessen, Hessia, Germany
TESTIMONIALS
Christian is very engaged and interested in making things better. He is an excellent listener, and is very focused on customer service.
— CLIENT • Novartis Drug Safety
Christian is an excellent communicator, having a wide range of competence and is very result oriented.
— MATRIX PROJECT TEAM MEMBER • Novartis Pharma
Christian's strengths are closely related to his deep understanding of the business and his high level of competency.
— LINE MANAGER
Christian can translate complex ideas into simple ones, and he can see where things should be in order to be able to improve them. He is also an ethical and moral person, who is committed to quality in his work.
— CLIENT • Novartis Pharma
Christian is a very nice guy who enriches any team, because of e.g. his kind behavior and wide background.
— TEAM PEER
CONTACT
ADDRESS
Markgräflerland, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
PHONE
+49 7631 1731525
EMAIL
mail@christianvelten.com