Welcome to RegSmart, Sari Öbrink

This spring, you joined the RegSmart team as senior advisor pharmacovigilance.

Tell us, what is your background prior to joining RegSmart?

Since I thrived for working with patient safety, I took the opportunity to join a consultancy company as a pharmacovigilance consultant. Since then, 11 years ago, I have worked with pharmacovigilance for local and global pharmaceutical companies, including one year at the Swedish Medical Products Agency, with the last five years being head of a GVP/GDP group.

During the last 7 years I have had roles as Qualified Person for Pharmacovigilance – QPPV- and deputy QPPV for local pharmaceutical companies and as Responsible Person for wholesale for local distributors. In addition, I have been a safety manager in clinical trials and a GVP and GDP auditor. I have audited Market Authorised Holders internal Pharmacovigilance system and their Pharmacovigilance vendors and distributor´s quality management system and their suppliers in European countries. 

After graduating as MSc in Pharmacy, I worked for 20 years as a pharmacokineticist at pharmaceutical companies including a period as an assessor at the Swedish Medical Products Agency.

What are your strengths, and how do you contribute?

As being service minded, I strive to support customers to be compliant with pharmacovigilance obligations and being inspection ready, to contribute to patient safety. I enjoy sharing knowledge and experience with my colleagues in an open transparent environment.

What are you looking forward to?

I am really looking forward to being part of an environment with skilled teams at RegSmart and to give advice and support to our customers to be compliant with regulations to contribute to patient safety.

Sari´s knowledge will be a great contribution to strengthen the competence and expertise within pharmacovigilance at RegSmart!