Global CENTOGENE representatives
CENTOGENE’s dedicated representatives manages all relations with clients and partners. Based locally in each region, our representatives can always provide direct, personal, on-site support or stay in contact by email or phone. Not only do our team members understand global market developments in genetic testing and know the regional characteristics, they are also constantly developing solutions connected to CENTOGENE’s services and products, which are tailored individually for each partner.
CENTOGENE representatives - Europe
Claus Dieter Schulz
General Manager Europe
Claus has worked extensively in the diagnostics, life sciences, biotechnology and healthcare sectors. His primary focus is to support business partners to accelerate research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, ...
... drive innovation and increase laboratory productivity for better healthcare.
Claus has more than two decades of commercial and marketing expertise, and a demonstrated track record in building brands and accelerating product adoption in global key markets.
Claus served most recently as Head of Sales & Marketing (Europe-Middle East-Africa & Asia-Pacific) at a global leader in diagnostics, healthcare and medical technology provision for laboratories and professional practices.
Regional Manager Spain/Portugal
Eduard has a Life Science background with many years’ experience in sales & marketing, primarily in the Spanish and Portuguese Diagnostics Sector. He is multilingual, with a broad understanding of business operations. Eduard holds a Bachelor’s degree in ...
... Veterinary Medicine, with a post-graduate qualification from the University of Langford, Bristol. He has conducted veterinary studies at the Freie Universität Berlin and at the Justus Liebig Universität Giessen in Germany. Eduard also has a Master’s degree in Marketing Direction.
Eduard previously served as Sales Manager for major multinational biotechnology company, and as Marketing Manager for an Iberian medical distributor.
Regional Manager Central Eastern Europe
Tanya is a healthcare executive with over 20 years’ of experience managing medical and diagnostics technology supply organizations. She has an in-depth knowledge of global market, cross-industry with a focus on high technology, business development and ...
... strategic planning. Tanya has extensive leadership experience and is an expert in establishing growth companies, managing operations and execution of turnkey projects.
She also has a strong understanding of commercial management, marketing and sales, business administration and CRM and is results oriented, with a specific focus on the client’s needs. Managing strategic growth opportunities in outreach access, key accounts and new targets, Tanya has outstanding abilities in multicultural team building and educational trainings.
Tanya received a Bachelor of Science from the Medical University in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and an MBA and Healthcare Management qualification from the University Asen Zlatarov, Burgas, Bulgaria.
Tanya has previously held roles as Managing Director and as Business Development Manager Diagnostics.
Regional Manager UK/Ireland
Anil has worked for numerous organiszations in Europe and worldwide for over 12 years, providing commercial support to academic and clinical clients working in Genomics and Molecular biology. Anil graduated from King's College London with a degree in ...
... Molecular Genetics.
Anil has previously worked in a variety of sectors, from the academic to pharmaceutical and diagnostic, helping a broad portfolio of companies from establish themselves and gain a share in the increasing UK market space.
Rifat Cenk Misirlioglu, DVM
Regional Consultant Turkey
Rifat is a Sales and Marketing executive with 18 years of hands-on experience, specialising in Cardiovascular, Metabolism and Neuropsychiatry therapeutic. His expertise includes marketing, pharmacovigilance, team management, forecasting, ...
... pharmaceutical sales, and product and team management and market evaluation.
Rifat holds a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Istanbul University, an MBA Degree (Marketing Specialization) from Maltepe University and certification in Human Resources Management from Anadolu University.
Rifat has held numerous positions in Sales and Marketing, as Middle & East Europe Sales Manager, as Product Manager, Scientific Manager, Regional Manager and as a Medical Delegate.
Regional Manager Northern Europe and Baltic States
Ara Rofoogaran has over 16 years of experience working in the Life Science sector. Ara studied biotechnology in Sweden, Melbourne University and Stanford Genome Technology Centre where she performed here M.Sc. thesis on ...
... Determination of hepatitis C virus genotype by Pyrosequencing which was published at Journal of Virol Methods.
After her studies, Ara joined Pyrosequencing in Uppsala, performing method optimization for high-throughput pyrosequencing and robotic sample preparation. In addition, Ara held roles at a number of international biotech companies focusing on the Nordic Market.
Ara´s experience in molecular biology methods, product development, cancer research, nano-biotechnolgoy, next-generation sequencing and AI, plus her deep understanding of the Nordic market, led here to found and direct AraGene Pars Biotech and Rofoogaran Life Science Consulting AB. Rofoogaran Life Science Consulting AB, based in Uppsala, was one of the first providers of genetic testing for the diagnosis of type II diabetes, obesity and sudden cardiac arrest using pyrosequencing.
CENTOGENE representatives - MENA
Abdulfattah Rawwas, PhD
General Manager MENA
Abdulfattah has 17 years’ experience in working in both Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology sectors, with considerable expertise in business management, people management, product launches, business development and strategic plans, along with ...
... financial experience at the level of P& L measurements. Abdulfattah is a highly committed and passionate team member who is keen to drive growth in the MENA region and establish CENTOGENE’s business in even more countries.
Abdulfattah has a doctoral degree in Pharmacy from Beirut Arab University Pharmacy School.
Abdulfattah worked for a global pharmaceutical company for 13 years gaining valuable experience in sales and marketing in several managerial positions. In 2013 Abdulfattah joined IPS Genomix where he had the Opportunity to establish the Concept of Personalized Medicine and Genomic testing in the MENA region for the Oncology segment. At IPS he had navigated through different positions from business management, to Head of Operations, last of which was acting as a Chief Operating officer for the region.
Omar Abu Adas Blanco, MD
Strategic Regional Sales Manager MENA
Omar is a medically trained clinical and molecular medicine professional with experience in molecular diagnostic and biotechnology R&D, project coordination and strategy implementation. He started out with a Bachelor of Science degree in ...
... Molecular Medicine and Biochemistry, and obtained his Master of Science in Molecular Diagnostics from the U.K. Omar continued his education with a medical degree from Saint Matthews University, completing his clinical training in the US and UK.
Omar has held numerous roles in research & development in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and held roles in diagnostic service development and coordination of international health relief projects.
Country Manager Saudi Arabia
Boutros is a medical geneticist with extensive experience in human genetics, genetic counseling, cytogenetics and molecular biology. In addition to his scientific and technical background, Boutros has international sales and marketing experience working with ...
... novel medical and scientific novel products for companies worldwide.
Boutros gained a BSc in biology from Balamand University, Lebanon and also has an MSc. in Medical Genetics from University College London (UCL).
Boutros has previously held a number of positions as Area and Product Manager for a number of leading biotechnology and medical device companies, managing his own teams and overseeing sales for a variety of products across Lebanon, the Middle East and the UK.
Ameen Al Refai
Country Manager Saudi Arabia
Ameen is an experienced scientist, with significant expertise in molecular biology and cytogenetics. Ameen has more than 18 years’ laboratory experience, and has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and skills in chromosomal analysis and ...
... tissue culture. He also has exceptional knowledge of CAP accreditation, and has assisted numerous laboratories in achieving this prestigious accreditation.
Ameen graduated from AL ISRA University in Jordan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technologies, and also attained an ASCP (CG) certification in Cytogenetics.
Genetics lab Genetic research scientist working on a wide range of projects including with chromosomal analysis, tissue culture and karyotyping.
Regional Manager MENA
Carine has been at Centogene since 2012, working extensively in the MENA territory. Carina has a great deal of experience introducing CENTOGENE in the MENA countries (Lebanon, Egypt, Oman and Libya), communicating with healthcare authorities with ...
... respect to services provided for rare diseases.
Carine has a BA in Business Administration from the Notre Dame University in Lebanon. She has previously held various business roles in the MENA region, working in Libya for four years, and the Lebanon for 10 years as a supply chain manager.
Regional Manager North Africa
Sarah is a Pharm. D. with more than 10 years’ solid experience of sales, marketing & business development in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. She has proven strengths in strategic planning, market access and public affairs.
Sarah received her doctorate in Pharmacy from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Medicine in Algiers, Algeria.
Sarah was previously responsible for market development activities for rare/ultra-rare diseases and onco-haematology franchises for North Africa. She has also managed regulatory affairs for a number of pharmaceutical companies, and assisted in achieving access to treatments for patients suffering from rare diseases with the introduction of many innovative therapeutics in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
Regional Manager Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait
Deema is a research geneticist who has an in-depth knowledge of genomics and biomedical sciences. She has first-hand experience in cancer cell research, molecular biology, and biotechnology. While Deema was completing her Bachelor’s degree in ...
... Biomedical Sciences and her Master’s in Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology at the University of Sussex in England, she has also successfully published an article in a scientific journal.
In addition to her research and technical prowess, Deema has experience working in a pharmaceutical company where she was a medical sales representative in charge of bolstering sales for a range of products across the Middle East region.
CENTOGENE representatives - Asia
Sunil Tadepalli, MD
General Manager Centogene India
Sunil is a specialist in clinical laboratory medicine, with expertise in the application of information technology to increase client access. He has more than 25 years of experience working in healthcare markets of the Middle-East, North Africa & South Asia (MENASA) region.
Sunil is medically trained, with an MD in Biochemistry from India's premier medical center, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.
Sunil was previously Founder and Director of a healthcare business dedicated to improving access for doctors and patients to specialized lab tests. He has worked previously with clinical reference labs, healthcare organizations and pharma / biotech / CRO companies.
Business Development Manager
Pallavi is a Sales professional with 5 years of experience in the areas of Business Development, Key Account Management & Team Management. She has previously worked with VIVO Healthcare & Hanstronics Medical Equipments. She is responsible for Business Development and Sales in North India.
Business Development Manager
Vidya holds a master’s degree in Medical Biotechnology from Manipal University, India. She is responsible for Sales and Business Development for West India. She has an experience of 5 years throughout spanning areas including research, business development...
.... relationship management and operations in the field of molecular biology. She also has a strong technical background and is well trained in Molecular Biology techniques with an expertise in Flow Cytometry.
She has been earlier associated with organizations like Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Biocon India & Becton Dickinson Biosciences during her academic and professional stints.
Business Development Manager
Dinesh is a post-graduate in Molecular Medicine from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, where his work involved research in Multiple Myeloma. He has earlier worked as a Research Assistant at the Environmental Pathogen Detection project at the Center...
...for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai, India. Dinesh has a good understanding of microarray & sequencing data. He is fluent in English and Tamil.
Dinesh is a Sales professional, responsible for Business Development and Sales in South India. Proficient in managing sales operations, building relationships with clients & achieving desired goals.
Business Development Executive
Sanjay is a graduate in Life Sciences and pursued his Master's degree in Biotechnology from Bangalore University. After his studies Sanjay joined CENTOGENE India. He is a Sales professional, responsible for Business Development and Sales in South India. With his scientific background...
Regional Manager South East Asia
Stanley has expertise in the molecular diagnostics field and has more than 15 years of experience in diagnostic sales, marketing and business development. Stanley is a graduate (BSc.) in molecular biology, specializing in microbiology.
Stanley has worked previously with a company providing customized services and product development in the field of human, plant and animal infectious diseases. His role was in the business development of informatics applications and next-generation sequencing.
National Manager Sales & Marketing
Nabendu has over 20 years’ experience working in sales and marketing management for specialty diagnostics. He speaks fluent English, Hindi and Bengali, and is committed to the development and provision of medical diagnostics.
Nabendu has a Bachelor’s degree in Bio-Sciences from the University of Kurukshetra, and a Post-Graduate degree in Sales & Marketing.
Nabendu has worked for specialty laboratories, with particular focus on cancer diagnostics, in India, Nepal & Bangladesh. He has a flair for scientific selling and has demonstrated success in establishing, training and leading successful sales teams in the region.
CENTOGENE representatives - Latin America
Gonzalo Llerena, BA
General Manager Latin America
Gonzalo joined CENTOGENE in 2015 to foster business development and sales in Latin America. He is a multidisciplinary executive with more than 20 years’ experience in the Diagnostics and Pharmaceutical Industries, HR Consulting Services and International Trade.
Gonzalo studied Business Administration, and graduated from Universidad Católica Santa María in Arequipa - Peru. His interests in Sales and Marketing and the international commerce led him to obtain a specialization in Foreign Trade.
Following his studies, Gonzalo spent over five years working in the international trade field and eight years in Human Resources as General Manager in Adecco, global leader in Human Resources Management. Following this he spent ten years in the Diagnostics and Pharmaceutical Industry as General Manager Sales and Regional Commercial Excellence Director for Latin America, taking part in several international projects with a focus on Commercial Operations, Sales Force Effectiveness and Sales Excellence.
Maria Piques, PhD
Country Manager Brazil
Maria joined CENTOGENE in 2015 to foster business development and sales in Brazil. She has over ten years’ experience in molecular genetics and genomics, and gained in the last two years international Sales and Marketing experience at CENTOGENE by building strong ...
... relationships with local partners and contributing to increase sales in Brazil by more than 200%.
Maria studied biology in Portugal and Italy, and graduated with a Master’s degree in biology from Portugal’s University of Minho. Her interests in genetics, genomics and bioinformatics led her to Germany, where she gained her PhD in natural sciences at the Max Planck Institute in Cologne.
Following her doctoral studies, Maria spent over ten years working as a scientist in Germany, first at the University of Freiburg and then at the Max Planck Institute in Potsdam, taking part in multiple international collaborative research projects that focused in molecular genetics, genomics, metabolomics and systems biology.
Regional Manager South Latin America
Daniel has fifteen years' experience as an executive in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, with considerable sales and marketing expertise. Daniel speaks fluent Spanish, German and English, and has lived and worked in both Latin America and Europe.
Daniel holds a Bachelor of Administration degree from the University of Buenos Aires, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.
Prior to CENTOGENE, Daniel served as director of a life science services company, and has held several executive roles in business development, sales and marketing, and business planning.
Regional Manager México
Arturo has twenty five years’ experience in sales positions in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industry. He has strong knowledge of sales, planning and customer relationship background. Prior to CENTOGENE, Arturo served as Regional Manager North West at Aegerion Pharmaceuticals and...
... Senior Clinical Scientific Associate at Synageva and Genzyme Sanofi in México. He worked as well as Regional Manager in 3M Pharma and other sales positions in other pharmaceutical companies like Rimsa, Ciba-Geygi (Novartis) and Rhone Poulenc Rorer.
Arturo holds a degree in Veterinary Medicine and animal science from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
Regional Manager Brazil
Angelo has both research and commercial experience in molecular diagnostics. He is passionate about bringing molecular diagnostic advances and new perspectives to clinicians and patients. After studying Biology in the Federal University of ...
... Ouro Preto, Angelo obtained a master degree in 2005, focusing on genetic variants in cardiac diseases.
In 2006 Angelo joined a São Paulo University researching the genetics and molecular biology underlying aggressive behavior in Psychiatric Institutions, applying molecular techniques for genetic screening and gene expressions analysis.
CENTOGENE representative - Australasia
CENTOGENE representative - USA
Roland Toder, PhD
Senior Representative Australia and New Zealand
While being the Founder and Executive Director of Akalpa Lifescience Consulting Ltd., Dr. Toder is also Vice President of CENTOGENE and responsible for CENTOGENE's business development and product marketing in Australia, New Zealand and the South ...
... Pacific. He focuses on strategic alliances, partnering and networking in the pharma/biotech and clinical sector. He has also served as CSO of GeneScan Europe Corporation in Freiburg, Germany, now part of the EUROFINS group. As CSO, he significantly executed the successful IPO of the enterprise in 2000. Additionally, Dr. Toder worked as CEO and Scientific Director of GeneScan's Australian branch. Prior to moving to New Zealand, where he founded Akalpa Lifescience Consulting Ltd. in 2008, Roland Toder co-founded AXICOS Inc. and had been the CEO of Vivendy Therapeutics Ltd. both located in Basel, Switzerland.
He has held various positions as an advisor and board member in the US and Australian biotech/pharma industry.
Dr. Toder has a PhD in Human Genetics and a Venia Legendi for human genetics and anthropology from the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany.
His long-standing experience in Life Science business combined with his in-depth knowledge of R&D is one of the factors intrinsic to CENTOGENE's success.
Thomas G. Klopack
Head of CENTOGENE US Business
Tom is head of the company's new US business affiliation. Tom will establish and lead CENTOGENE’s US organization to grow the US market including establishing new business partner relationships. Tom previously served as CEO for Skylight Healthcare Systems and for Automedics Medical Systems, Inc. Tom holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University