Beate Schäfer studied pharmacy at the University of Tübingen and graduated in 1987.
She has been working for more than 20 years in different areas of Regulatory Affairs and pharmaceutical Quality Assurance in national and European positions.
More than 10 years she worked for SmithKline Beecham/Glaxo SmithKline, finally as Associate Director Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, Germany. Thereafter she had several European positions as:
- Head of Regulatory Affairs EMAI at Wrigley (1 year),
- Head of Regulatory Affairs Europe at Santen (6 years)
- European Head Regulatory Affairs Cardiovascular & Metabolism at Novartis (2,5 years)
In 2011 she joint Bristol-Myers Squibb Germany as Head of Regulatory Sciences and pharmaceutical Quality Assurance. Since 2014 she is in addition representing Regulatory in a global brand teams of BMS .