Dr. Silvia Pfaff is Global Head Regulatory Excellence in Drug Regulatory Affairs at Novartis in Basle, Switzerland.
She joined Novartis in July 2007 as EU Regional Head for the Business Franchise Immunology and Infectious Diseases and then took on global responsibility as Global Therapeutic Area Lead for Immunology and Bone.
Prior to joining Novartis she was Director, Therapeutic Area Immunology, at Abbott Laboratories and Knoll AG in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
She has got more than 20 years of regulatory experience in positions with increasing responsibility at Sanofi, Boehringer Mannheim, Knoll, Abbott and Novartis with a focus on biologics over the past 15 years.
She has a proven track record of successful submissions of global products in Europe, the US and Japan and achieving approvals with highly competitive labels.
Dr. Pfaff trained as pharmacist at the University of Heidelberg and earned her Ph.D from the Technical University in Munich.