Kerstin Koenig, PhD is the Head of Merck Biopharma Research & Development Quality. In this role she is responsible for the development and strategic oversight of the world wide quality assurance and quality management activities in the area of GRP, GLP, GCP and GVP. Prior to joining Merck in May 2013, Kerstin spend almost 20 years of her professional career in Medical Quality Assurance Leadership positions with various Pharmaceutical companies. Kerstin is a member of the board of the German Quality Management Association (former DGGF) and and a member of TransCelerate’s clinical QMS team and of the Regulatory Council.