Ulrike Grimm


Ulrike is an expert in ensuring successful operational execution and excellent team performance with a track record of developing drugs from research to market launch.

She has extensive experience in the leadership of multi-cultural and cross-functional project teams, within Research & Development in phase I – IV clinical studies, international product launches, portfolio and alliance management and clinical operations.

Ulrike is a pharmacist by training with a Ph.D. in pharmacology.

At Merck Serono KGaA she held various positions with increasing responsibilities, starting as a project manager, moving on to International Team Leader and Product Director.

In 2007 Ulrike joined Fresenius Biotech with responsibility for the Global Program & Portfolio Management department.

In Sept. 2010 she joined Vifor Pharma in Zürich and newly implemented the Global Project & Alliance Management Department. Her responsibilities focus on project, portfolio and change management. During 2013-15 she led the Global Clinical Operations department.

As of 2019, Ulrike works as an independent consultant focusing on project and alliance management services for pharmaceutical companies to ensure operational excellence and process improvement.

Ulrike is an IMPA-certified Project Director and holds a lean six sigma Black Belt