Ferdinando E. Aspesi is Vice President, Senior Advisor to the Novartis Group Global Quality Head. In Novartis he was Global Quality Head Pharma Development covering GMP, GCP and Pharmacovigilance and Global Head Quality and Compliance OTC Division. Prior to his four years in Novartis, Ferdinando Aspesi was Global Head Quality and Compliance at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Global Head Quality and HSE for Aventis Pharmaceuticals. He has 36 years of experience in Drug Substance and Drug Product Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Research and Development, Drug Regulatory Affairs CMC and Analytical Development. He has work experience in the United States, Germany, France, UK, Italy and South Africa. He holds a University Degree (Laurea) in Organic Chemistry from University of Milan (Italy).