Susanne Keitel is a licensed pharmacist with a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical technology. Her work experience includes 10 years in pharmaceutical development in industry. From 1997 to 2005, she held the position of Division Head Pharmaceutical Quality at the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), Germany. She additionally served as Acting Head of the Division European Procedures from November 2003.
From July 2005 to October 2007, Susanne was Head of EU, International Affairs at BfArM. During her time with BfArM, she represented the agency in a number of EU committees and was actively involved in the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH), where she represented the EU as topic leader and rapporteur. On a national level, she was, from 2001 to 2007, Chair of the German Pharmacopoeia and the German Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia. Since October 2007, Susanne is Director of the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.
Susann Keitel also lectures in the postgraduate course “Master of Drug Regulatory Affairs” at Bonn University, where she is responsible for the module on the quality dossier. In 2009, she was elected as corresponding Foreign Member at the French Académie Nationale de Pharmacie