Sanja Njegic has been the Head of Region Europe Patient Advocacy and Relations, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel since 2013. Within this role, she leads European patient strategy, drives building of strategic partnerships with key European Patient Organisations in different therapeutic areas and leads the patient relations team across Europe, while forging a patient- centric culture, fostering innovation, cross- functional collaboration and teamwork. She has a broad experience within different global pharma companies, including responsibility in commercial and market access roles and leading Sixsigma strategy projects, focused on reshaping the pharma organisations. Sanja studied for a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy at Milan University, Italy and a master’s in Business administration at SDA Bocconi, Milan, Italy. She is a member of the Italian National Society of Pharmacists, and holds Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from Novartis Headquarters, Basel, Switzerland.