Dr. Valentina Vaguengueim is a volunteer advisor with MaRS Health Venture Services. Valentina has over 15 years of global life sciences and healthcare experience, having held various roles including management and executive positions at BioPharma Services, INC Research, Kendle Intl., Biovail and TEVA/Novopharm.

Valentina has considerable experience in the management of a number of cross-functional teams of 200+ employees including clinical operations, facility operations, recruitment, IT, pharmacy, QA, QC, training and computer validation. She has in-depth knowledge of GMP/GCP/GLP and ISO related activities, and has successfully managed interactions with national and international regulatory authorities. Valentina’s corporate management experience includes organizational design, change management, strategy development and strategic planning, business and financial analytics, and market analysis and segmentation.

Valentina holds a PhD in Technical Sciences – Pharmaceutical Technology and Biotechnology. She has been involved in the research of innovative technologies and the development and growth of a small business. To further sharpen her leadership skills and specialized executive expertise, Valentina has completed an Executive MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. She also sits as a member of the Advisory Committee for Clinical Research at Seneca College.