Pharmaceutical Business Consultant, Katarina Verhnjak, s.p.
Experienced pharmaceutical executive, passionate about improving patient access to innovative therapies. I excel in developing and executing business strategies in line with projected market needs. Excellent track record of driving growth and consistently exceeding targets. My personal business approach, based on positive thinking, openness, collaboration, innovation and accountability resulted in creation of loyal teams of dedicated coworkers. International experience includes working as medical affairs director for 10 countries and leading Janssen organization in two countries, Croatia and Slovenia. Innovative strategic thinking and timely decision-making resulted in benchmark launches and successful life-cycle management of many innovative medicines in oncology, haematology, psychiatry, and immunology. Strong development of teams and organizations with patient-centric and customer-focused mindset led to significant improvement of Janssen ranking among pharmaceutical companies. I served as a board member in Janssen Central Europe and CEE Leadership teams and see myself in strong development of teams and organizations with patient-centric and customer-focused mindset and partnership with key stakeholders.