Detlef currently holds a position of Compliance Assurance Lead EMEA and is responsible for developing and delivering the global Compliance Assurance program in Europe, Russia, Eurasia, Middle-East and Africa. Prior to this Detlef had a Senior Manager role in regional Compliance where he gained extensive experience in compliance business partnering and assurance, including compliance support and advice, maintenance of governance & assurance framework of monitoring, auditing, incident management, training, as well as in financial controls framework and risk & crisis management. Detlef joined AstraZeneca Germany in 1998. Between 1998 and 2011, Detlef went through various positions with increasing responsibilities in clinical research & operations. Detlef studied Biology at the University of Freiburg and completed his PhD in cellular biology/signal transduction at German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg in 1995.