New Business Development Director joins to strengthen the team

Heiko RichtzenhainProcurement Academy is pleased to announce that Dr. Heiko Richtzenhain has joined the company as Business Development Director for the DACH region. His primary objectives will be to accelerate the sales activity in the German-speaking countries and to further position Procurement Academy’s unique training offering in the region.

Heiko joins Procurement Academy from GE Healthcare Life Sciences Europe, where he held the position of Sales Director, responsible for sales to the bio-pharmaceutical industry across Europe and the Middle-East.
Prior to this he spent six years with F. Hoffman La Roche AG in Basel (CH) as Global Category Manager, responsible for strategic sourcing and product life-cycle management of GMP materials. Previously, he held various sales and marketing positions within the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, working for renowned companies s.a. Jungbunzlauer, Solvias and Johnson Matthey.

Heiko also spent 4 years as a research assistant and teaching fellow at the Universities of Edinburgh and Nottingham (UK) where he obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry. He is currently completing an MBA at the Edinburgh Business School (EBS).

“We are very happy to welcome a high caliber professional like Heiko to our team.” says Raf Verheyden, Managing Partner responsible for sales at Procurement Academy. “He brings a wealth of know-how and experience to our organisation. His unique blend of sales and procurement skills make him ideally positioned to help us achieve the ambitious growth targets that we have set ourselves for the years to come.”