Head of Ethics & Compliance
Sofie Melis joined IFPMA in September 2016 and leads its Ethics and Compliance portfolio, which includes the global implementation of the IFPMA Code of Practice and the management of the Ethics & Business Integrity Committee (eBIC). She also coordinates the biopharmaceutical industry’s representation in the APEC Business Ethics for SMEs Initiative. In the last 8 years of her career, Sofie has worked in corporate compliance for both Eli Lilly and Biogen Idec. Prior to that she held several roles in training & development in the banking, electronics and consulting industry. Just before joining IFPMA, Sofie completed a one year assignment with the International Committee of the Red Cross as Head of HR Compliance. Sofie holds a master’s degree in Languages and Literature, a bachelor in HR Management, a post-master’s in Adult Education and a certificate in International Compliance and Ethics.