Elena Zimina graduated with honors from the Kharkiv Pharmaceutical Institute in 1980. She obtained the degree of Candidate of Pharmaceutical Sciences with a specialization in pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacognosy from the same Institute in 1989. Her professional scope: medicines production technology development and quality control methods, GMP standards development and implementation in the pharmaceutical enterprise. She has 20 years of professional experience in the pharmaceutical enterprises. From 1996 to 2002, she worked for the pharmaceutical company Darnica in Kiev as Head of the central laboratory, where she was responsible for new medicines production technology development and quality control methods. After that, she worked as Head of the Quality Management Department and she was responsible for the quality system development according to GMP standards at the functioning pharmaceutical company. Since 2002, she has been working as Quality Director and Qualified Person for Pharma-Start LLC in Kiev. She was responsible for the development of the production quality system according to GMP standards from scratch, when the company was in the preparation stage regarding operation and obtaining a production license. Presently, she is responsible for pharmaceutical quality system actualization, efficient functioning and constant improvement. Social activities: she provides training according to self-developed programs for Ukrainian pharmaceutical companies’ staff at the State training center of appropriate manufacturing/distributing practice and other training centers in Ukraine.