DRA welcomes new professionals

News • 19.09.2020

Pia Nelimarkka, M.Sc. (Pharm), has joined DRA’s Pharmaceutical and Chemical Services team. Pia has previously worked in drug development at Orion, and as a research scientist, project & development manager and supervisor at DelSiTech. Pia brings with her extensive experience in various stages of drug development, as well as in client and sourcing projects.

Two top professionals are joining the sales and marketing team: Virpi Sormunen, M.Sc. (Econ), is an experienced business controller with a 15-year career in financial management, including tenures as team leader and business controller at Caverion Industria Oy, and as financial manager at Recion Oy. Heli Mattila, Master of Culture and Arts, joins the team as a digital marketing expert, bringing her unique skills to the mix. With background as a producer, Heli has a wealth of marketing experience in travel industry, and arts and culture sector.

The Language and Communications team welcomes Stina Niemi MA, translator and business trainer, to their ranks. Stina has previously worked as a Swedish language teacher and a team leader at Aalto University. She also has years of experience as a translator at the Helsinki University Hospital where her responsibilities included personnel training.

Pharmacist Heidi Helminen, M.Sc. (Pharm), joins the Regulatory Services team and will also work on pharmacovigilance services. Before joining DRA, Heidi spent the last three years working in pharmacovigilance and medicines information tasks at Oriola. She previously worked in the Novartis pharmacovigilance department.

Three new professionals are joining the Pharmaceutical Wholesale team. Vilhelmiina Mikkola, M.Sc. (Pharm), has previously worked in pharmacovigilance, medical information tasks and quality management at Eli Lilly Finland, and she also has experience in marketing authorisation. Pharmacist Heidi Backman, M.Sc. (Pharm), has prior experience in parallel imports at Paranova, while freshly graduated Riina Siekkinen, B.Sc. (Pharm), takes on duties in product complaints.

Pharmacist and bio-scientist Heidi Öblom joins the Medical and Marketing Compliance team. This autumn, she defends her doctoral thesis in using 3D printing for drug fabrication in Åbo Akademi.

Welcome to DRA!