Mr. Gunter Baumgartner

SVP Head of Global Engineering, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International AG

Gunter Baumgartner is Global Head of Engineering at Takeda Pharmaceuticals International AG in Zurich (SVP for Global Engineering at Takeda HQ for Manufacturing & Supply) with responsibilities for global CAPEX portfolio, global projects, global Automation & MES strategy, maintenance, and all engineering support for the Takeda 30+ manufacturing network sites. He also serves as Advisory Board Member of Takeda Germany GmbH. Prior to these roles, Gunter successfully led a major, four-year Greenfield investment project related to new sterile liquids and solids manufacturing plants in Russia. Prior to managing the investment project, Gunter held various management positions at a manufacturing site in Austria (API, Bio- and Pharma manufacturing) over a 10-year period. Before Pharmaceutical industry Gunter worked in Engineering Services and in the Automotive industry. Gunter has been a member of ISPE since 2005. Gunter was ISPE international Board Member from 2018-2020 and is the Chair of the ISPE DACH (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) Affiliate since 2016. He is also a member of the ISPE FOYA and IBOD evaluation committees. Gunter holds degrees in general management from the University of St. Gallen and the Henley Business School. Prior to studying general management, Gunter finished a university degree at the Graz Technical University of Mechanical & Process Engineering/Technology.