Danie du Plessis

Designation: Chair, LDC Co-Chair

Department: EVP, Medical Affairs

Danie is currently EVP, Medical Affairs at Kyowa Kirin and Chair of the Medical affairs Professional Society (MAPS) board. He is a senior pharmaceutical executive with 30 years’ experience mainly in Medical Affairs. He has a passion for modernising medical affairs and track record in leadership, people development, capability building and coaching. Danie is a qualified MD with a Masters in Clinical Pharmacology who combines medical and life science qualifications with an MBA.  Danie has extensive experience building international teams, driving change and working in regulated markets for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) across Europe, the Americas, Middle East, Africa, Australasia and Japan. He previously worked for Eli Lilly & Company for 17 years in different medical roles as well as marketing and sales.  During his different roles, he was based in South Africa, United Kingdom and Australia.  Before joining the Pharmaceutical Industry, Danie had his own primary care practice.

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