Consortium Program Leadership, Management & Communication

Rana Afshar

Global Program Manager

Rana Afshar is responsible for Project Management within Merck Global Health Institute. Rana has 8 years of project management experience within the medical device industry. She has managed Research, Development, Operations, Supply and Organizational projects through different stages, sites and regions. Before joining Merck, she has led projects within Zimmer Biomet, Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) and Greatbatch Medical. She holds a PhD in Microtechnology for life science applications from Ecole Polytechnic Federal de Lausanne. Rana is a certified Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Remco de Vrueh

Global Program Coordinator

Remco de Vrueh joined Lygature (formerly Top Institute Pharma), as Program manager in 2013. After he obtained his PhD in drug delivery in 1999, he worked at OctoPlus for almost seven years gaining extensive experience in running formulation development projects. From 2006 he fulfilled project management positions for a number of public bodies, from 2012 he worked as senior consultant for Schuttelaar & Partners, a communication consultancy.