Claudia Petersen studied bioprocess engineering at the Technical University of Berlin from from 1990 to 1996. In 1998, after two years’ post-graduate work in the field of oncology research she joined Life Sciences Meissner & Wurst, where she became a lead validation engineer mainly on projects for biopharma customers. From 2000 to 2007 Mrs Petersen held different positions at West Pharmaceutical Services’ European Technical Support and Marketing department, becoming Senior Manager Biotechnology, before starting as Director Business Development for the Tubular Glass Division at Gerresheimer. She was the Global Director Business Development for the Gerresheimer Medical Systems, unit until joining Bayer in 2018.