After having worked for 20 years at Schering AG (later Bayer Schering Pharma), Frank joined the CRO PAREXEL in 2007. Frank started his career as a lab technician (biology) and later moved, after completing his studies at the Colleges of Commerce in Germany (VWA) into Schering AG’s Drug Safety Department focusing on Project & Quality management, End-user support and Business process support for Drug Safety systems. Currently Frank is an Associate Director of Technology Quality Management Department, specifically the System Quality & Compliance Group of PAREXEL, based in Berlin, Germany. Within PAREXEL’s quality management Frank is focusing on computerized system validation by designing, implementing & maintaining the company’s validation framework and supporting projects from a validation perspective with a special focus on Pharmacovigilance Systems. He is leading a global group of validation experts.