R. Derek Glover
Head of Global Quality, Viatris
R. Derek Glover is the Global Head of Quality for Mylan NV, a leading pharmaceutical company, and has been with the company for more than 23 years. Derek is a graduate of West Virginia University, USA where he received a B.S. degree in Chemistry, a B.A. degree in Biology and a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts (science concentration).
Derek served as a combat medic in the US Army National Guard and the US Army from 1985 to 1993 and he served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1991. After starting his pharmaceutical career as a Quality Control chemist, he advanced into various Quality leadership positions, including Head of Quality Control and Head of Quality for Mylan’s largest manufacturing site, North America Head of Quality, and Global Head of Quality Systems and Compliance. He participates in various industry forums and actively partners with regulators and special interest groups to shape policy and provide training on key topics such as Data Integrity, Laboratory Controls and Process Validation. Derek passionately believes in Mylan’s mission of providing affordable, high quality healthcare to the world’s 7 billion people and works tirelessly to deliver on that mission. In addition to his professional life, Derek is an avid mountain sports enthusiast with a focus on alpinism, ski mountaineering and mountain biking.