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 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 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 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 Manager 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 & Baltic States
Ara 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.
Regional Manager Central Europe
Aleksandar joined CENTOGENE as our Regional Manager for Central Europe. He has over 10 years of experience in research and business. He has held previous positions as a scientist and ...
... Sales & Business Development Manager in the areas of Data-Driven Medicine, Clinical Genomics and Biotechnology.
Aleksandar holds a doctoral degree in Biochemistry from the Max-Planck-Institute in Potsdam and worked on the “Smart applications of gene co-expression analysis and de-novo sequencing” during his Postdoctoral experience at the Forschungszentrum Juelich. As a Business and Sales Manager, he supported highly experienced key customers and also introduced Clinical Diagnostics to virgin markets.
Aleksandar's main motivation is to help customers to provide the best diagnosis and treatment for patients.
CENTOGENE representatives - Middle East & North Africa
Abdulfattah Rawwas, PhD
General Manager Middle East & North Africa
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.
Regional 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
Regional 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 Lebanon, Egypt & Oman
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 Maghreb
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 UAE, Bahrain and Qatar
Annie joined CENTOGENE as a Regional Manager for GCC, covering the UAE, Bahrain and Qatar. She holds a master’s degree in Pharmacology. With more than 8 years of work experience in the diagnostics, biotechnology and medical services sectors in different countries...
of the MENA region, she has an extensive knowledge of the market and a wide understanding of marketing, business development and management. She has considerable experience in training, development and delivery motivation and team building. She has a strong know how in planning and execution of business strategies, development of new market channels, branding and introducing new products. Annie previously served as sales and product manager for one of the world’s leading stem cell storage companies, where she established the concept of cord blood banking in different markets. As the business development manager for a medical services company she led the market expansion and the commercial launch of several products, among others, prenatal and genomic testing.
CENTOGENE representatives - Asia Pacific
Pai Chung Gwee
General Manager Asia Pacific
Hired to provide operational and strategic leadership to the Asia Pacific region, Pai Chung is excited and determined to champion the adoption of novel genomic and genetic technologies as clinical tools for diagnostics and ...
... prognostics in this region. An experienced life science and pharmaceutical professional, he has successfully managed high-value client accounts worldwide, as well as driven large-scale projects by international research and medical consortia.
Originally trained as a clinical pharmacist, Pai Chung holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the National University of Singapore, specializing in pharmacogenomics, cancer genetics, comparative evolutionary genomics and medical genomics. After spending several years as a research scientist, he embarked on a new journey, acquiring sales and management experience in pioneering positions across various life science and biotechnology commercial companies.
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.
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 (Centogene India)
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.
National Manager Sales & Marketing (Centogene India)
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.
Business Development Manager (Centogene India)
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 (Centogene India)
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...
CENTOGENE representatives - Latin America
General Manager Latin America
Roberto is an executive with more than 20 years’ experience in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Roberto studied Engineering at Faculdade de Engenharia Industrial in Sao Paulo, Brazil and received a MBA from Sao Paulo Business School. He spent several years working in ...
Regional Manager Southern Cone LATAM
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.
Valquiria Santos Pereira
Regional Manager Brazil
Valquiria has more than five years of experience in sales and support activities related to molecular biology and diagnostics dealing with Roche, Sebia and Becton Dickinson products. She has a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences from Universidade Izabela Hendrix and Master’s in...
Regional Manager Southern 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.
Joel Teles dos Santos
Regional Manager Northern Brazil
Joel is a science professional with ten years of sales experience in IVD, Molecular Biology and Medical Devices. Covering the North and NorthEast region of Brazil, Joel is responsible for mapping territory, development of new business partners and market...
... access, and brings with him particular expertise in Brazilian public relations.
With a degree in Biomedicine (Federal University of Pernambuco) and Master in Health Sciences (University of Pernambuco), Joel has a strong knowledge of Oncology, Hematology and Immunogenetics. Prior to CENTOGENE, Joel worked as a Sales Specialist and Technical Consultant for Brazilian and multinational companies including Qiagen and Johnson & Johnson.
Diana Torres, PhD
Regional Manager Andean and Central America
Diana joined CENTOGENE Latin America as the Regional Manager for the Andean and Central America region on December 1st, 2017. She is responsible for sales and scientific support in the territory and is CENTOGENE´s point of contact for healthcare institutions, physicians ...
... and business partners.
Diana has over fifteen years of experience in academic and research activities working as a scientist and associate university teacher, with a PhD and postdoc in molecular genetics of cancer which was performed at the Cancer Research Center -DKFZ, Heidelberg – Germany. Her research experience includes molecular characterization of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in families with breast and/or ovarian cancer in a Colombian population. Diana has more than fifty scientific publications in this field of research through her participation in different international consortiums. She obtained her diploma in Microbiology at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, performed her PhD with a DAAD scholarship and her postdoc at Alexander von Humboldt´s fellowship. In 2016, Arkansas University awarded her the diploma of Genetic Counseling for Breast and Ovarian Cancer.
Based in Bogota, Colombia, Diana is committed to strengthen and improve medical interpretation with the help of genetic testing and genetic counseling. On top of being a professional in healthcare consulting and building customer relationships, in her role as a scientific advisor she also provides technical and commercial support to distribution partner in Colombia and the region.
Luis Alberto Vélez Pineda
Regional Manager Mexico
Luis Vélez has a bachelor in Biotechnology Engineering with specialization in Bioprocess and Finance by the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. After his graduation Luis started his career as a Clinical Research Trainee within Sanofi Aventis and moved ...
... to a Sales Representative at Merck Sharp & Dohme. He acquired experience in genetic testing market at Sophia Genetics as a Sales and Business Development Manager for Mexico.
CENTOGENE representatives - Northern America
General Manager North America
Dan serves CENTOGENE US, LLC as General Manager North America. He has a very extensive track record with an over 14-year portfolio of success driving strategic sales efforts across regions and specialty areas primarily within the healthcare & medical industries. Dan has ...
finely honed leadership, strategic & critical thinking, relationship-building, negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills. Dan began his sales career with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. While at Pfizer Dan was recognized sales awards. Whether selling pharmaceuticals or financial and insurance products Dan has exceeded his goals consistently.
Previously Dan was a decorated Naval Officer serving the US Navy as a pilot for 9 years on active duty and 11 years in the reserves. Dan served on every continent in the world and retired as a Commander in June 2008. Dan also spent several years as an airline pilot, flying domestically and internationally for TWA and American Airlines.
Dan is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he majored in International Relations and minored in Business. Dan received his commission in the US Navy through the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corp program.
Senior Clinical Genetics Manager US
Elizabeth serves as Senior Clinical Genetics Manager US at CENTOGENE US, LLC. She is an accomplished genetic counselor with broad expertise and over 14 years’ experience in the molecular diagnostics industry. Elizabeth uniquely combines a clinical and ...
commercial background with a focus on clinical education, commercial test translation, and project and case management.
Prior to joining CENTOGENE US, LLC, Elizabeth served as senior clinical genomics manager at Courtagen Life Sciences. She has also held positions at Transgenomic, Inc., GeneDx and Athena Diagnostics where she provided advanced clinical and educational support to medical professionals specializing in the areas of neurology, cardiology, endocrinology and nephrology. Her clinical experience includes genetic counseling for the General Genetics clinic and Cystic Fibrosis, Thrombophilia and Muscular Dystrophy multidisciplinary specialty clinics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH.
Elizabeth is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counselors and licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Board of Registration of Genetic Counselors. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and an associate member of the American College of Medical Genetics. Elizabeth earned her masters of science in Genetic Counseling at the Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University and her bachelors of science in Bioengineering at Western New England College.
Senior Account Manager Sales Healthcare US
Dan joins CENTOGENE US, LLC as Senior Account Manager Sales US Healthcare. Dan has more than 11 years’ experience in Medical Sales including 7 most recent years dedicated to the molecular diagnostic industry. He is a top ranked representative in the field of ...
genetics and biotech having earned several presidents’ club and circle of excellence awards in various positions. He excels in market penetration and new product launch. Dan has a strong knowledge of the technical aspects of clinical genetics and is passionate about serving the needs of his clients and their patients.
Prior to CENTOGENE US, LLC, Dan served as Regional Account Manager and Senior Trainer at Courtagen Life Sciences as a customer liaison and team lead for several diagnostic products in Mitochondrial, Epilepsy, Autism, and Chronic Diseases. He has also held leadership roles at Transgenomic, Athena Diagnostics, and UCB Pharma.
Dan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Business.
Senior Patient Advocate US
Victor joins CENTOGENE US, LLC as Senior Patient Advocate US. He has a broad knowledge to work within Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) environment and support physicians in ordering genetic tests. Prior to joining CENTOGENE US, LLC, Victor worked at ...
Courtagen Life Science as a Senior Patient Advocate providing customer service and being the first point of contact for patients while also managing a team of patient advocates as well.
Victor graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management from Salem State in 2013.
Director of Sales Healthcare US
Vijay holds the position as Director of Sales Healthcare US at CENTOGENE US, LLC. He is a top-performing Sales Manager with a proven track record and exceptional leadership capacity with a strong acumen for staff training and development in the field of ...
molecular diagnostics, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical sales. He has worked over 25 years in Pharma/biotechnology and genetic sales, marketing and sales management, Vijay has a broad expertise in sales of Diagnostic Medical Testing especially in the Neurology, Cardiology and Orthopedic Markets and sales of pharmaceutical drugs in multiple therapeutic areas.
He previously worked at Courtagen Life Sciences as Director of International Sales. During his professional career, Vijay held different Senior-level sales positions at Transgenomic, Zymogenetics, Adopor Corporation, MGI/Guildford Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly&Co., Solvay/Unimed Pharm. and Astra Zeneca.
Graduated from Rutgers University with an MBA, Vijay holds also a BA from Limestone College.