Gert-Jan moved t3o his current role in AbbVie Global Security in August 2021. Managing Supply Chain Security for Europe, Middle East, and Africa region, for both AbbVie and Allergan Aesthetics. Located at AbbVie Logistics (VLOG) in Zwolle, The Netherlands and member of the VLOG Crisis Action Team.
In this Supply Chain Security role Gert-Jan is responsible for Transportation Security and Distribution Center Facility Security, including Supply Chain Business Continuity Planning and Crisis Management, with oversight to all 3PL warehouses and distributor wholesalers in the EMEA region.
Within Global Product Protection, Gert-Jan is responsible for Product Security and Traceability, Internet Monitoring, Product Security Incident management, and Anti-Counterfeit training for EMEA.
Gert-Jan joined AbbVie in January 2014 as QA Program Manager within the global Supply Chain Compliance team focusing on Traceability and Serialization, Supply Chain Security, Supply Chain Visibility, and Medical Device Life-Cycle Management.
Gert-Jan has been QA Program Lead for implementing the EU Safety Features (EU FMD program) and is member of the EFPIA Supply Chain working group.
As per March 2009 Gert-Jan became member of the PDA PCCIG EU Branch Steering Committee and has co-authored the article Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Security Risk Assessment for Shipping Lanes (Pharmaceutical Outsourcing, Sept. 2017).
Prior to AbbVie, Gert-Jan joined Abbott in January 2007 supporting the global Cold Chain Management program. With 5 years of experience in food logistics and retail in previous roles, he became subject matter expert for Good Distribution Practices (GDP) compliance in the pharmaceutical industry.
Gert-Jan holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and Logistics at the HES Amsterdam.