Gabriele has longstanding experience (27 years) in Quality Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry (Quality Control, Quality Assurance in a GMP, GLP and GCP environment, supplier management), including the extensive experience with the implementation of and auditing against ISO standards 9001, 17050 and 15189. She completed her master degree Doctor of Medicine in 1981 from the University of Vienna, and since 1989 she holds a certificate of Specialist in Pathology and Microbiology. After working in a hospital during specialization in Pathology and Microbiology, she started in the Pharmaceutical Industry in 1989, initially in microbiological quality control. In 1999, she was promoted to Head of the Department of Quality Compliance in a research and manufacturing facility with appr. 500 employees. In this position , she was responsible for management of the internal audit program, training program and management of regulatory inspections. In 2001 , she specialised in clinical quality assurance and managed the global clinical audit program for Baxter Bioscience Division. Since 2006, she is responsible for the Clinical Quality Management at Octapharma.