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Margareta Häggström Elected Chairperson of ISPE Nordic Chapter

Margareta Häggström Elected Chairperson of ISPE Nordic Chapter

Margareta Häggström, Technical Director with PM Group in the Nordic Region, speaks about her recent election to the Board of ISPE’s Nordic Chapter.

When were you elected and for how long?
This is my fourth year on the board and I was elected in November 2010.  My Chair period is one year for 2011.

What are your tasks, decisions and responsibilities in this role?
As a Chairperson I have responsibility for ISPE’s Nordic business activities and I’m chairing and setting the agenda for the board meetings.  In between board meetings, I follow ISPE meetings internationally.  The Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary are all officers of the board and in that way they take on more tasks within the board.

The main objectives of ISPE Nordic are to arrange seminars and local events such as site visits.  The major task of actually organising these events is taken on by the ISPE Communities of Practise which focus on various areas of interest to pharmaceutical engineers.  These events are also a great way to recruit new members into the organization.

For the board, an important meeting of the year is the annual planning meeting where we evaluate feedback from seminars and decide on topics for next years seminars.  We also encourage members to give input through post-seminar evaluations.

What are the plans for ISPE Nordic in 2011?
This year we will focus on maintaining and growing membership which will be a challenge due to the global financial situation.  We will also continue to support our newly established student chapters which aim to attract young professionals to join the organisation.

For more information, please contact Margareta Häggström

ISPE Nordic Chapter Seminars 2011

October 5 (Stockholm)
 - Continuous Manufacturing
November 24 (Copenhagen)
 - Operational Excellence