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Walid EL Azab

Industrial pharmacist –Qualified Person




Walid El Azab is an Industrial pharmacist, a Qualified Person and Lean Six Sigma green belt. He is a Technical Services Manager for STERIS Life Sciences. He provides technical support related to cleaning, disinfectants, sterility assurance and process validation.

He is an active member of the PDA, ISPE, ECA, and A3P with numerous published articles and book chapters on contamination control. He is also active with the A3P GIC working group on sterilization, and he leads the UPIP-VAPI EU GMP Annex 1 (guidance for sterile manufacturing) working group, and he is also part of the ECA task force regarding the revision of the EU GMP Annex 1. He is a planning committee member of the Annual PDA Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiology (12th and 13th) and biomanufacturing. He is also an Editorial Committee Member of the PDA Letter. Finally, Walid is an observer member of the ISPE Belgium affiliate board and Secretary of the Belgium Qualified Person (UPIP-VAPI) association.



hasim solmaz


Cleanroom Technologies Society of Turkey

Hasim Solmaz is Chariman of Cleanroom Technologies Society of Turkey and General Manager of Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions EMEA Operations.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with high honors in Atmospheric Science and Meteorological Engineering from Istanbul Technical University.

Hasim’s focus is on cleanroom design and management concepts, environmental monitoring systems, pharmaceutical manifacturing and regulatory concerns.

He has been working with several international companies in pharmaceutilcas, electronics and aerospace industries to help them reach their goals and increase their qualty and yield in their cleanrooms as per international regulations.




Bénédicte Valance

Materials and Product Development Engineer

Dupont de Nemours Protective Apparel


Bénédicte Valance has over 20 years’ experience in nonwoven technology as a scientist and developer at DuPont De Nemours.
Bénédicte is a Graduate Engineer in Chemical Engineering and doctor in Polymer Chemistry.
She has been developing, qualifying and certifying fabric and clean and sterile personal protective equipment for controlled environment applications.

Throughout the years, she has gained experience in cleanroom technology by designing new PPE to protect both operators and the process meeting cleanroom requirements.





Keith Beattie, BEng, MSc, CEng MIET,
Chartered Energy Manager MEI

Life Science Lead

EECO2 - Energy Efficiency Consultancy Limited

Keith is a chartered engineer and chartered energy manager with over 18 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry in roles including laboratory facilities management, engineering maintenance and manufacturing. For 6 years, Keith led energy, waste and water sustainability improvements for Eli Lilly & Company Limited in the UK, consulting on and facilitating improvement projects globally as a key member of the Lilly global energy reduction team. In 2013, Keith joined EECO2, a global energy efficiency consultancy with a specialism in laboratory and pharmaceutical cleanroom HVAC energy reduction. He and his team use their deep technical expertise to help clients such as GSK, Astra Zeneca, Pfizer, Lilly, Sanofi and others apply best practice and innovation to reduce energy cost and maintain or improve safety and quality compliance. As a leading practitioner in his field, Keith is also a member of ISPE’s global HVAC Sustainability Steering Group and ISO TC209 committee responsible for ISO14644 (Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments) contributing to the development of standards, training and code of practice guidelines in the discipline.

Dr.-Ing. Marc Schmidt

Director Research & Development Europe

AAF International

Marc is graduate of KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering (Air Filtration & Particle Technology).

In his career he hold Management positions in Operations, Technical Marketing, Sales as well as Research & Development in filtration and nonwovens industry.

In his current position he is heading R&D of AAF (American Air Filter) in Europe.

His special interest is in containments and high purity environments.

He is ISPE member and regularly speaker in international conferences.

arthur lettinga

Product Manager West-Europe

Elis Cleanroom

Arthur Lettinga is working four years in the cleanroom business by nursing the existing portfolio and leading innovation development of contamination control solutions for controlled environment customers.

The goal is to add value for the end-user by delivering superior operating insights contributing to contamination control improvements and reduce their total cost in use.

Therefore, consulting and training is key to nudge end-users through these processes and to anchor this into their business and day-to-day working life.



Mr Simon Tebb

Senior Regional Sales Manager

TSI Inc.



Mr Simon Tebb

Senior Regional Sales Manager

TSI Inc.



Mr Simon Tebb

Senior Regional Sales Manager

TSI Inc.








Currently responsible for the TSI Controlled Environments Instrumentation for EMEA. TSI Inc. serves a global market by investigating, identifying and solving measurement problems.

As an industry leader in the design and production of precision measurement instruments.

He has an Engineering Degree from University of Sheffield and an MBA from the University of Wolverhampton.

He has been working with TSI for the past 14 years.



ir. Pieter Sturbois

Expert HVAC


Pieter is de Expert HVAC binnen Ingenium.
Ingenium is een onafhankelijk ingenieursbureau die zicht focust op het bestuderen, adviseren, ontwerpen en optimaliseren van bouwfysische kwaliteiten en technische installaties van gebouwen, individueel en op site- en wijkniveau.

Met meer dan 90 medewerkers zijn we actief vanuit Brugge, Leuven, Gent en Antwerpen.

In de afgelopen 50 jaar heeft Ingenium zich in een brede range aan sectoren kunnen tonen als de ideale kennispartner in elke fase van de volledige levenscyclus van een bouwproject.

Binnen dit kader heeft Pieter meer dan 15 jaar ervaring opgebouwd in de conceptbepaling, het ontwerp en de opvolging van HVAC installaties; vooral binnen de sectoren healthcare, laboratoria en cleanrooms.



Koos agricola

cleanroom expert









Koos heft 33 jaar ervaring op het gebied van cleanroom technologie en contamination control. Hij werkt sinds 1986 bij R&D van Océ Technologie (Canon Group). Hij werkt tevens al enige jaren bij Brookhuis Applied Data Intellingence: Cleanroom.
Hij heeft cleanrooms opgezet, beheerd, gemeten en er zelf onderzoek in gedaan.

Tevens is Koos actief in de ontwikkeling van cleanroom normen.
Hij werkt aan en heeft meegewerkt aan ISO 14644-1,2,3,4,13,14,15,16,17 en de CEN opvolger van ISO 14698-1,2 de EN17141.

Koos is bestuurslid van de ICCCS (International Confederation of Contamination Control Societies), CTCB-I (International Cleanroom Testing and Certification Board) en VCCN. Hierbij is zijn aandachtsgebied opleidingen en normeringen.




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