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General Assembly Members

FECC, IPEC-Americas, IPEC-China, IPEC Europe, PQG who have full and equal voting rights at formal meetings of members. Click company names to visit their websites. Other individuals and organisations who have experience of and interest in pharmaceutical excipients may be considered for Associate membership. Associate members have no voting rights at formal meetings of members.

Board Members

President Mr Kevin McGlue, Colorcon for IPEC Europe
Vice-President Ms Sabari Roy, Novartis for pharma community
Treasurer Ms Elisa Setién Villanueva, FECC
Director Mr Dale Carter, Evonik, for IPEC-Americas

 

Operations

Quality Manager Mr Alain Becart, Consultant
Senior Adviser Mr Tony Scott, Consultant
Administrative Coordinator Ms Joanne Blondiau, EXCiPACT Secretariat

Meet The Board

Kevin McGlue, President

Kevin is a graduate in Chemistry and started his working career first as a Research & Development Chemist, then as a Process Chemist. He then spent six years as a Chemical Synthesis Plant Manager, and Formulations & Packing Manager managing a wide range of chemical synthesis and formulation activities for Schering A.G. He joined Colorcon in 1987, spending 11 years as Operations Manager and 8 years as Operations Director responsible for all Operational activities for Colorcon EMEA. In February 2006, he took up a new position as Director, Global Quality Assurance with overall responsibility for all QA and QC activities worldwide.

Kevin is President of EXCiPACT asbl. He is a former member and vice-chair of the Board of IPEC Europe and a past chair of the IPEC Europe GMP committee. He was a member of the IPEC team responsible for the production of the 2006 Joint IPEC / PQG Excipient GMP guide, and led the task force for the 2017 revision. Kevin has published numerous articles on Excipient GMP and Change Management and is a regular speaker at seminars, conferences and training courses.

Sarbari Roy, Vice-President

Sarbari completed her Ph.D. in Chemistry in India and Post-Doctoral research in Sweden before starting her career in Sweden in 1994 as QA & QC Director for a biotechnology company in various roles with increasing responsibilities. In 2013, she joined AstraZeneca as Head of Quality Assurance for a Swedish and a UK site where she had oversight of the construction and commissioning of a sterile manufacturing facility and was deeply involved in the development of two big AstraZeneca products.

In 2013, she joined Novartis in Basel in a variety of increasingly responsible, multi-site and global roles within the QA organisation. In Novartis Pharma, she was Global Head of GMP audits responsible for all suppliers, CMOs and service providers. In 2016, she became Global Head responsible for the audit of all Novartis manufacturing sites and country organisations. Since 2014, Sarbari has been Vice-President of EXCiPACT asbl.

Elisa Setién Villanueva, Treasurer

Elisa is an Industrial Engineer by profession with a Master degree in Business Administration. She joined the European Federation of Chemical Distributors (Fecc) on 1 August 2016.

A Spanish national, Elisa began her professional career at AENOR (Spanish Association for Standardization and Certification) where she held various positions first at the Standardization Division, and afterwards at the International Cooperation Unit, where she was detached to Vilnius (Lithuania) first, and to Brussels afterwards, to manage EU-funded Technical Assistance projects on Capacity Building in the field of Free Movement of Goods (Quality Infrastructure).

From 2008 until 2016, she was Director General of the European Federation for Construction Chemicals in Brussels where she was responsible for the overall management of the Federation, representing the industry towards the EU institutions as well as the internal and external stakeholders, and establishing the Federation as the voice of the construction chemicals industry on key legislative dossiers such as Quality and Safety, Sustainability, Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy and Non-toxic environment. In April 2016, she became Treasurer of EXCiPACT asbl.

Dale Carter, Director

Dale graduated with a BS in Chemistry from Davidson College in 1983 and an MS in Chemistry from North Carolina State University in 1988. From 2000 he spent 8 years as Manager, Product Quality & Management Systems at the Archer Daniels Midland Company in global food processing and commodities trading. From 2008 – August 2017, Dale was Global Director of Quality at the JM Huber Engineer Materials Silica Business Unit. Following the Huber acquisition by Evonik Industries on 1st September, 2017 he became Head of Quality BL Silica NAFTA responsible for the North America region where Evonik has a combination of 6 Silica plants.

Dale represented JM Huber as a member of the IPEC-Americas.  He was a member of the GMP Committee from 2001 – 2010 and as Chairman from 2011-2013, During this time, he was a member of the EXCiPACT project team and he became a Board Director of EXCiPACT asbl in February 2017 representing IPEC-Americas.

Meet The Operations Team

Alain Becart, Quality Manager

Alain has a Doctorate in Industrial Pharmacy and a Masters degree in Analytical Chemistry and Quality Control. He started his career as Head of Quality Control in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing with the French offices of Ethypharm and Boehringer Ingelheim. In 1995, he joined Rhone Poulenc Rorer (a Sanofi legacy company) in their R&D – Analytical Sciences department with responsibility for clinical batches analysis and stability testing.

In 2005, he became responsible for Suppliers Quality Management worldwide within the Industrial Quality & Compliance corporate department Sanofi-Aventis, where he built a global system to manage the quality of third parties, including audits of manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceutical starting materials. He retired in October 2017 as Director Quality of Third Parties in SANOFI Global Quality based in Paris.

Since 2010, Alain has been President of the Pharmaceutical Starting Material Forum within the Quality Group of the LEEM - the professional organisation of pharmaceutical companies operating in France. In January, 2017, he became the Quality Manager of EXCiPACT asbl with responsibility for the approval of their Registered Certification Bodies and Registered Auditors, and for ensuring compliance of EXCiPACT certification actions with regards to ISO 19011 and ISO 17021 standards.

Tony Scott, Senior Adviser

Tony graduated in organic chemistry in 1965 and joined Plant Protection Ltd (PPL) as a research chemist. PPL is a legacy company of ICI Agrochemicals/Zeneca Agrochemicals/Syngenta. In 1969, he joined the R&D Directorate of Chemical Abstracts Services in Ohio re-joining ICI Agrochemicals in R&D as Senior Information Officer in 1971. He moved from R&D in 1974 into a series of increasingly responsible commercial roles in the UK and overseas, before joining the British Government in 1994 as Export Promoter for N. America.

In 1995, Tony became a Director of the UK Chemical Industries Association until 2004, when he started his own consultancy business in life sciences. His first assignment was to create and develop the Brussels-based European Fine Chemicals Group (EFCG) within CEFIC. In 2008, EFCG and IPEC Europe signed an agreement to co-develop an excipients certification project that culminated with the creation of EXCiPACT asbl in 2014. Tony had joined the project team in 2008, increasing his involvement when his EFCG assignment culminated in 2015. He is presently a Senior Adviser in the Operations Team.

Membership

Under the Articles of the Association, full Membership of EXCiPACT asbl can only be granted to trade associations or similar organisations that represent groups of organisations who have an interest in manufacturing, distributing or using pharmaceutical excipients, and Competent Authorities responsible for upholding safety and quality standards for excipients. All those interested in becoming a member should contact the EXCiPACT Secretariat at info@excipact.org or complete our contact form in the first instance.

Corporate Governance

EXCiPACT asbl is a Belgian not-for-profit association following the rules set by the Articles of Association. To support the values and related perceptions of our industry, it is essential that EXCiPACT asbl not only complies with statutory provisions and legal requirements regarding the essential features of the association (e.g. conduct of non-profit activities, fulfilment of the financial / taxes obligations), but also operates to the highest level of ethical standards. Our Governance and Compliance Policy reflects this.

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