At Hevert, team spirit, reliability, and trust are the building blocks of a cooperation based on partnership. Good leadership is an important requirement for motivation and successful cooperation and is therefore a key element of the Hevert mission statement.
At the age of 26, Mathias Hevert took over the management of the family business Hevert-Arzneimittel after the sudden death of his father in March 2013.
Mathias studied business administration at the University St. Gallen in Switzerland and the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden where he received a degree in economics and a Master’s degree in International Management. During and after his studies, Mathias worked with a pharmaceutical company and a brand strategy consulting firm in Switzerland and also for a bank and a chemical wholesaler in the United States. Alongside his business activities, he earned a Master's degree in Consumer Health Care at the Charité-University Medicine Berlin, in Germany.
Since 2004, Mathias is board member of the German Medicines Manufacturers' Association (BAH) in Germany, where he represents the interests of manufacturers of natural remedies.
Since April 2013, Mathias has been a member of the board of management of ECHAMP (European Coalition on Homeopathic and Anthroposophic Medicinal Products).
Marcus Hevert focused his studies on marketing and international relations. After school, university and several internships in Great Britain, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, the business economist returned to his hometown Nussbaum and took on the role of Managing Director at Hevert-Arzneimittel in 2014. However, before joining his brother Mathias in managing the company, it was important to him, to get to know all areas of Hevert-Arzneimittel which he did by working in all specialist departments during a trainee program.
Head of Company Services
In 1986, Stephanie Schmitz finished her apprenticeship as assistant tax consultant at the tax office Pohl-Ziemer where she afterwards worked for several years. Alongside her work, she concentrated on her professional development: she trained to become an accountant and later she graduated in business administration receiving the German Chamber of Commerce certification.
In summer 2000, Stephanie started working for Hevert-Arzneimittel as head of the finance and human resources department. At the beginning of 2002, she was granted power of attorney and the position of Commercial Manager.
In July 2009, Stephanie became head of the department Company Services at Hevert which is her current position. She oversees the areas finances, controlling, IT, human resources and facility management. The business economist is responsible for the provision of financial and human resources, the maintenance and development of the infrastructure as well as the financial and liquidity management or the on-going optimization of the finance, controlling and cost accounting system.
Head of Marketing / Sales / Export
Dr. Ralf Weirich studied chemistry at the universities Düsseldorf and Würzburg and completed his studies in 1993 with a doctorate. During his work for Dr. Schwabe GmbH Karlsruhe, Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH and Finzelberg GmbH & Co.KG, he developed an extensive knowledge of international cooperation and got to know the scientific area as well as the challenges of the pharmaceutical industry.
Since summer 2009, Ralf is head of the department Marketing / Sales / Export at Hevert-Arzneimittel where he is able to combine all of his skills. He is responsible for the management of all marketing, sales, and export activities, the coordination of service providers, national and international distribution partners and suppliers as well as the identification and opening up of markets – always with a focus on optimum customer service and information.
For several years now, Hevert-Arzneimittel intensively works on opening international markets. Ralf attends the export efforts of the company in relevant German associations: since 2009, he is member of the Committee on Commerce and Distribution of the German Medicines Manufacturers‘ Association BAH and since 2010, he is representative for the naturopathy specialist Hevert in the Committee on International Trade of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce IHK Koblenz. True to the company mission of the pharmaceutical manufacturer Hevert-Arzneimittel, the goal is to make the natural remedies with very few side effects available to practitioners, pharmacies and patients all over the world.
Head of Production / Supply Chain Management
Vukan Divljan was born in Serbia and completed his apprenticeship as mechanical engineer and designer in Zemun, Serbia. Already in 1970, Vukan left his home country and came to Germany. As machine operator, foreman and then master craftsman he worked and climbed the career ladder at the company Continental in Northeim.
Alongside the practical work, Vukan also further developed his theoretical knowledge. The titles chemical industry foreman and certified engineer/designer followed. His origin and language skills qualified him as interpreter for the German trade union Chemistry/Paper/Ceramics and eventually he became a sworn interpreter and translator for the Serbo-Croatian and German languages.
In 1981, he switched to the pharmaceutical industry: His positions included Division Leader at Byk-Gulden in Singen, Head of Filling/Packaging at Fribad Cosmetics Group GmbH and eventually Head of Pharmaceutical Production at Bünder Glas GmbH. In 2008, Vukan became Head of Production for Solid Medicinal Products and Injectables at Hevert-Arzneimittel. In July of the same year, he became Head of Production / Head of Supply Chain Management. His comprehensive responsibilities include production planning and management, development of the infrastructure in the areas logistics and production, designing as well as planning and supervising reorganization or construction projects in logistics and production.
Head of Quality Operations / Qualified Person
Dr. Tilmann Laun’s main task as head of Quality Operations and Qualified Person is the establishment and development of a GMP-compliant quality management. This includes planning and designing GMP trainings, qualification of suppliers, contract manufacturers, contract laboratories and service-providers in the GxP-related environment as well as consulting and supporting internal and external clients regarding quality-critical questions.
In 1996, Tilmann completed his studies of pharmacy at the Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz with the German license to practice as a pharmacist, the so-called approbation. A doctorate followed in summer 1999. After working as speaker for education and training at the Federal Union of German Associations of Pharmacists and as Manager Quality Assurance and Contract Manufacturing at InfectoPharm GmbH, the pharmacist and passionate recreational pilot became part of the Hevert team in 2004. His task is to integrate the measures for quality assurance in a company-wide quality management system.
Since 2005, Tilmann represents Hevert-Arzneimittel in the Pharmaceutical Technical Committee of the German Medicines Manufacturers‘ Association (BAH). The committee’s work covers the whole area of production and testing of medicinal products. This includes the discussion, interpretation and commenting of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP rules) as well as its regulatory design with the core topics quality assurance including standard operating procedures, validation (process, analytics, computers) and pharmaceutical contracts.
Head of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs
In July 2016, Anika Weisert, a pharmacist with a license to practice, became part of the Hevert team. Before that, she worked in international companies such as Merck and Novartis in different leading positions. She has extensive management experience in the areas research and development (clinical development) and commerce (global procurement, controlling, human resources, IT).
Scientific and Regulatory Affairs is a combination of the departments Medical Scientific Affairs, Pharmacovigilance and Regulatory Affairs and constitutes the scientific unit of the company. The goal of the department is to ensure that the Hevert products are marketable and competitive, that internal and external clients are optimally supported in medical and scientific matters and that the medical and scientific expertise and reputation remains secured and is further developed.
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