Dr. Andreas Erkens
Andreas is a senior strategy consultant specializing in pharmaceuticals, OTC, diagnostics, medical devices and healthcare.
Based on more than 20 years of international experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, he supports his clients in the analysis, development, refinement, and implementation of brands, portfolio and corporate strategy.
Andreas is the founder and owner of Dr. Erkens Consulting Group located in the Rhine-Main area, Germany. Main business areas are:
- Business Analysis and International Market Research
- Strategy and Management
- Marketing, Communication and advanced Education
Andreas holds a doctoral degree in chemistry and a diploma (M.Sc.) in biology from the University of Bielefeld, Germany.
He held various senior management positions in pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, including managing director, head of business development and marketing manager. He served as a member of advisory boards and as board member of renowned medical societies and various health organizations. As a managing director, Andreas also lead the offices of various health organizations.
Dr. Ursula Kramer
Ursula Kramer is pharmacist by training with a PhD in Pharmacology, an MBA from WHU-Kellogg and a proven track record in the pharmaceutical industry. As head of Product Management and Marketing, she launched and managed Rx drugs and vaccines in Germany and Europe.
In 2003, Ursula founded her own Health Care Communications and Marketing agency Sanawork. With her team of interdisciplinary experts, her outstanding market knowledge and the combination of scientific and marketing expertise, she develops medical training as well as marketing programs. She has deep expertise in a broad variety of therapeutic areas, e. g. vaccination, dementia, chronic pain, diabetes, obesity.
From the very beginning of the mobile revolution in 2008, Ursula was focussing on digital health. She developed one of the very first German Android health apps and built up an app curation platform for health and medical apps — HealthOn is now the biggest and most popular in Germany.
As digital health experts, Ursula and her team are consulting, for instance, insurance companies, medical associations, health startups and academic partners in how to make better use of digital health in providing value for patients and in improving overall patient centricity. She has established a code of honor for health app developers and works on quality criteria and evaluation methods in order to leverage opportunities and manage risk of digital health applications. In addition, she supports Life Science Companies in customizing global online collaboration platforms (MS SharePoint) to the different needs of the internal cross-functional matrix organizations.
Günther Illert is a Strategy Coach. He works with executives, teams, and organizations to solve complex and burning issues. As an independent advisor and consultant he brings an outside perspective.
Using the expertise that resides inside an organization, Günther often uses large group workshops with 20 – 80 individuals to solve complex problems and steer the transformation. He is an experienced project manager and facilitator with a warm and empathetic leadership style that creates high levels of energy and encourages teams to stretch their limits.
With 30 years of experience as a strategy consultant and well over 100 transformation projects to leading companies, many of them in the Pharma, Medtech and Healthcare industry, he knows what it takes to deliver change and success in business. From the first idea to implementation. Ambition. Alignment of strategies and plans. Individuals and teams. Pragmatism and focus. This … plus a lot more.