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Kathy Tench

Director, Life Sciences Compliance

KPMG Switzerland

At KPMG Switzerland, Kathy Tench is responsible for compliance advisory services for the life sciences industry. Kathy has over 20 years of experience in healthcare and life sciences and for the past decade has specialized in regulatory compliance. Prior to joining KPMG in 2014, she was the senior compliance director at a U.S. biopharmaceutical company where she established a healthcare compliance program to support commercialization of the company’s first approved product. Kathy’s current focus is on compliance program development for global drug and device companies, with a heavy emphasis on risk mitigation in Europe and emerging markets. She leads engagements to develop customized compliance risk assessment, monitoring, and reporting programs targeting critical regulatory focus areas including anti-bribery and corruption, interactions with healthcare professionals and patient organizations, and third party risk management.

Kathy Tench

Education and qualifications

  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, MS Biometrics

  • Vanderbilt University, Bachelor of Arts

  • Language skills: English (native), German (basic)

  • Country experience: United States, Switzerland

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