I am a passionate professional

working in close proximity

with my client partners, providing

a “fresh eye” view of any business

enterprise to bring and create value. 

I provide “flexible” expertise, with 25+ years of experience, to create/enhance business efficient operations by: coaching/mentoring of employees, building effective business partnerships, B2B matchmaking, developing robust business processes, enhancing quality, optimising budget spend for clients through efficiencies and effective partner/conflict management.

My international & cross-functional background (both business and scientific acumen) and my cultural awareness allows me to lead and facilitate business initiatives in organizational change with a focussed awareness of senior management and operational needs. I have an adaptable profile that can be a leader, a mediator or team-player according to the specific project needs having held corporate positions in strategy, operations, procurement & teaching.

With increased focus from regulators to comply with higher data quality standards, and the ever increasing pace of enhanced technology in R&D, there will be a greater need for quality oversight.  In this current environment, the industry needs professionals that understand and support the implementation of robust business processes, skilled team members, the “right fit” program organization between pharma and CROs/partners and good relationship management skills. There is still a gap in the needs to: optimize delivery, enable value creation and build an efficient and sustainable partnership model.

  • Partnership Management 80%
  • Coaching/Mentoring/Trainig 80%
  • B2B Matchmaking 70%
  • International Business & Team Management 80%
  • Procurement/Outsourcing 80%
  • Operations & Project Management 60%
  • Business Process Optimisation 70%
  • Conference/Meeting Facilitation 50%
  • Simon TaylorCOO th3rdcurve Ltd

    I recently attended a presentation by Anna in Amsterdam where she talked about Communication & Conflict Management. I found her material to be well balanced between research and experience and it was delivered with belief, intelligence and compassion. I would thoroughly recommend her to any individual or organisation looking to increase their capability in this area.

  • Didier LeclerqManaging Director, SHIELD Network, Nestle Skin Health

    I can strongly recommend Anna. In her role as Global head of purchasing and outsourcing at Galderma, we worked together. She played a key role in the alliance management of strategic R&D partners enabling the delivery (on quality, time & cost) of a number of projects including a key project for registration submission. In addition, she brought to her function at Galderma, both leadership & efficiencies in the contract & purchasing processes ensuring internal customer focus & satisfaction as well as raising the visibility and professionalism of her role and that of her team members. She has been a great partner for all departments across R&D with its diversity of business needs.

  • Vasant MannaVasant MannaGalderma R&D Inc

    I work with Anna and find her to be very professional in her relationships with both internal colleagues and external partners. She is an excellent facilitator, communicator and negotiator. She is able to manage/approach matters on both a strategical and operational level. She is easy to work with and keeps her focus as well as that of others on the company's objectives and interests."

  • Lisa NezamLisa NezamCareers Consultant

    I worked with Anna for many years and she was always a real professional. She has a very strategic mind, and always approaches issues in a considered way. She proceeds always according to what is best for the company; she shares knowledge effectively and prioritises the development of her team. She is a real asset to a company

  • Giovanni BertorelliGiovanni BertorelliCFO Ipsen Italy

    Anna is an "efficiency oriented" person with a deep knowledge of the overall R&D processes as well as Finance (P2P) processes. R&D and P2P are definitely 2 separate skills (not easy to find in the same person) which allowed her to implement/improve the R&D outsourcing at Ipsen.
    Anna is also a talented communicator thanks to her capacity of rationalising the objective/focus with the raised issues. I do appreciate our working together, sharing views/ideas, my challenging her views as well as having her challenge those of mine

  • David DaviesDavid DaviesManaging Director, DDPC Ltd

    I had the pleasure of working closely with Anna as a fellow committee member of the occupational group PCMG (Pharmaceutical Contract Management Group). This was a voluntary role to which Anna gave her full commitment, culminating in being elected Treasurer for 2 years (2005, 2006) and then succeeding to Chairperson for a further 2 years (2007, 2008). These were pivotal roles for the Group; in particular the Chairperson role where Anna was instrumental in creating the vision and driving the strategic goals of the organisation and working with the rest of the committee to deliver an excellent service to the membership and to the wider outsourcing community.

  • Bernard SchootFounder, Ben Stil (BS) Consulting

    I appreciated very much the contribution of Anna Matranga: with her strong scientific background, she understood completely the requirements both for scientific equipment and scientific/academic collaborations in Research. Her strength in negotiation of contracts complemented the management of the department.
    Anna took seriously her responsibilities in the negotiations concerning sophisticated equipment (NMR, Mass Spectrometers and Chromatographs): the purchase costs and the maintenance contracts, within the allocated budget. By her negotiation ability, she helped us in the preparation of these contracts. She made it clear that a good contract is very important for the success of a purchase and development program.
    During her period at Galderma, Anna also supervised the introduction of an electronic ordering and order management system. This was a real improvement for all research collaborators: shortening of delays and reduction of errors in goods reception (a real time view of the expense commitment).
    I would strongly recommend Anna for development of purchasing and scientific collaboration programs.