Danie du Plessis

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Danie du Plessis

Dr. Danie du Plessis is currently EVP, Medical Affairs at Kyowa Kirin and is a senior pharmaceutical executive with 25 years’ experience primarily in Medical Affairs. He has a passion for modernizing Medical Affairs and track record in leadership, people development, capability building and coaching. Dr. du Plessis is a qualified MD with a Masters in Clinical Pharmacology who combines medical and life science qualifications with an MBA.  Prior to Kyowa Kirin, he had extensive experience building international teams, driving change and working in regulated markets for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) across Europe, the Americas, Middle East, Africa, Australasia and Japan.

Prior to GSK, he worked for Eli Lilly & Company for 17 years in different medical roles as well as marketing and sales.  During his different roles, he was based in South Africa, United Kingdom and Australia.  Before joining the Pharmaceutical Industry, Danie had his own primary care practice.