2021 winners and finalists

The TOPRA Awards for Regulatory Excellence 2021 ceremony was held at RIBA, London, on the 18 November where the winners were announced.

 Communication icon  COMMUNICATION

  • WINNER – Harriet Edwards, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Albumedix, UK
  • FINALIST - Winona Bolislis, Regulatory Science and Policy Manager, Sanofi, France
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  • WINNER – Michael Banks, Senior Vice President, Teva, UK
  • FINALIST - Pilvi Jalonen, Regulatory Affairs Strategist, Global Regulatory Category Nutritionals and Digestive Health, Bayer, Switzerland
  • FINALIST - Sanyam Gandhi, Regulatory Affairs Strategy Lead, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, USA
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  • WINNER – James Polli, Professor and Ralph F. Shangraw/Noxell Endowed Chair in Industrial Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics
  • FINALIST - Alex Zwiers and Team, Zwiers Regulatory Consultancy, The Netherlands
  • FINALIST - Health Authority Interactions Skills Mastery Programme Design Team, F. Hoffman Le Roche, Global
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  • WINNER – Nancy Boman, Chief Regulatory Officer, Encoded Therapeutics, USA
  • FINALIST - LiverSync Project Team, Norgine, UK
  • FINALIST - Susan Neadle, Executive Director, Amgen, USA
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  • WINNER – Cheng (Lisa) Chen, Regulatory Strategist, ICON/PRAHS, Poland
  • FINALIST - Adaobi Okeke, Regulatory Affairs Officer, Servier, Nigeria
  • FINALIST - Rebecca Shields, Regulatory Partner, Roche, UK
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  • WINNER – VCLS In Silico Team, Voisin Consulting Life Sciences, France
  • FINALIST - First fully decentralized trial in Oncology, F.Hoffmann La Roche, Switzerland
  • FINALIST - The eConsent Implementation Guide - a EUCROF & eClinical Forum member collaboration, co-chaired by Medidata and Signant Health
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  • WINNER – Aileen Fisher, VP Regulatory Affairs, Mundipharma, UK
  • FINALIST - Angela Nelson, Executive Director of Regulatory Affairs PPD
  • FINALIST - Victoria Marsh, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Boyd Consultants, UK
Support icon  SUPPORT

  • WINNER – DLRC Divestment Team, DLRC Ltd, UK
  • WINNER – PPD Regulatory Affairs Team, PPD, Global
  • FINALIST - Dr Sabine Ruehle, Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs, Boyd Consultants Ltd, UK
  • FINALIST - Dr Steve Houghton, Director, Veterinary Vaccines Consultancy Ltd, UK
Lifetime Achievement icon  LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 

  • WINNER - Alan Hunter, UK