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Paul Simms


Paul was General Manager of eyeforpharma from 2003 before moving into his current Chairman role in 2009. Paul has a special interest in new projects, innovation, media and overseeing the general development and direction of the company.

Paul spends his free time playing the piano, exploring architecture & property - and hitting his head on the top of doorways!

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7194

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Blair Gottscho

Head of Operations

Blair has been working for eyeforpharma since April 2013. She is the head of operations and is responsible for managing and developing the team in the UK.


Blair loves travelling, has a passion for music and loves good food… and a flat white.

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7594

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Ulrich Neumann

U.S. Managing Director

Ulrich heads up strategy and operations in our New Jersey office. He's responsible for developing and leading the team in the U.S. and manages key projects to grow the eyeforpharma brand in North America. In 2014, he successfully launched the company’s first-ever presence in the clinical trials space. Originally from Germany, he lived and worked in half a dozen places before settling down in the U.S. in 2012. Fascinated by post-industrial decay, he likes urban exploration of NY state ruins as much as decadent dining in NYC restaurants.

Email | Tel: +1 201 204 1688

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Mariana Flores Serrano

Head of Operations, Latin America

Mariana joined eyeforpharma in 2007 and is CEO of eyeforpharma Latin America, overseeing our es. domain and all events and products in that region.

Outside work, Mariana enjoys spending time with friends, travelling and dancing.

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7190 

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Yessica Rodriguez

Commercial Director, Latin America

Yessica has been with eyeforpharma since Feb 2011 and is in charge of developing and generating new opportunities for eyeforpharma events in Latin America, keeping abreast of the latest industry trends and needs within the region.

Yessica loves travelling, cooking, reading and juicing (she'll juice anything!) Her favourite book is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7225

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Cintia Hernandez

Global Project Director

Cintia recently joined eyeforpharma and is working on our flagship show in Latin America, eyeforpharma Latin America. She loves her new team and role as a Global Project Director. In her spare time, Cintia likes travelling and exploring new places and cultures. 

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7592

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Rosa Elswood

Global Project Director

Rosa recently joined the eyeforpharma Latin America team in February 2016. When she's not managing our Market Access conference in Mexico City, Rosa enjoys cycling anywhere and everywhere. 

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7186

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Giselle Capon Valdez Quartin

Global Project Director

Giselle joined eyeforpharma in the Autumn after finishing her English degree. When she’s not working on the Brazil and US Flagship she splits her time between her role as Beauty Editor for ‘Gal-dem’ magazine, and spending time with family and friends…and her beloved three cats. 

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7176

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Aidan Brain

Director of Content and Thought Leadership

Aidan joined eyeforpharma in 2013 following graduation from the University of London and subsequent work in sales & marketing in Barcelona.

In his spare time Aidan does his best to resist an extremely sweet tooth and tries to travel as much as possible.

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7513

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Deirdre Coleman


Deirdre joined eyeforpharma in August 2013 and is in charge of the planning, development and promotion of our online content. Through our industry-focused approach and worldwide reach, we bring you the latest thinking on business critical issues,  delivering practical insights to transform how you do business.

Email | Tel: +353 86 3868058

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Emma Goldman

Marketing Manager

Emma has been with us since February 2014. Even though her main role involves overseeing and implementing both our product and business intelligence marketing campaigns, Emma’s innovative approach to marketing has played a part in eyeforpharma’s success during this last year. When she isn’t implementing new promotional initiatives, Emma’s day-to-day activities include travelling, running and eating every last lychee in our office fruit bowl.  

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7422 4335

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Abigail Rice

Marketing Manager

Abby & her canine sidekick Noah joined the team in January 2014. As Marketing Manager for the eyeforpharma US office, her intrapersonal skills inspire team building and innovation to bring new ideas and approaches to the marketing initiatives. Abby oversees the style, strategy and execution of internal marketing while researching and building relationships with new external media partners to expand reach & brand awareness. Outside of work she enjoys going to the beach, dining out with friends, and riding her bike.

Email | Tel: 201-204-1677

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Andy Robertson

Marketing Executive

Andy Joined eyeforpharma in 2013 as part of University placement year. He has since graduated and is back to work on our business intelligence marketing and On Demand platform. Outside of work, Andy is an avid runner and likes to dabble with pretty much any other sport. 

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7223

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Hayley Dunn

Global Project Director

Hayley works on our flagship show, eyeforpharma Barcelona. She enjoys building strong relationships within the industry and keeping ahead of the latest industry trends.

In her spare time, Hayley likes to keep active with various sports but also has a hidden passion for cars and motorbikes.

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7236

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Ben Parkes

Global Event Director

Ben is part of the Barcelona event team, as well as producing other conferences throughout EU and Asia-Pacific region. He enjoys researching new areas of the industry and looking for new areas for eyeforpharma to develop, but if he doesn’t reply to your email between Jan-March, it's probably because he’s away skiing.

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 4346

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Anza Asahara

Global Project Director

Anza joined eyeforpharma in December 2015 and is currently working on 2016 Sales and Marketing conference in Japan. Anza is Japanese but fluent in English after living in the UK for 9 years. She is passionate about driving Japanese business forward and making a difference. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, travelling and horse riding.

 Email | Tel: +44 (0) 207 375 4312 

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Nicky Williams

Global Project Director

Nicky joined eyeforpharma in March 2016 and is working on our Patient Summit conference. She is a University of Southampton graduate in French and Spanish. Prior to joining eyeforpharma Nicky went travelling in Australia and South east Asia. Aside from travel, she loves baking, spending time with family and friends, and exploring all that London has to offer.

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7225

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Katie Gadsby

Global Project Director


Katie joined eyeforpharma in May 2016, and is interested in promoting a patient centric approach to pharmaceuticals due to her background in psychology. In her spare time, she enjoys experimenting with recipes which she inflicts on her friends and doing the occasional illustration.  

Email | Tel: (0)20 7375 7591

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Ed Harris

Vice President Sales

Ed joined eyeforpharma in 2006 and currently heads up the sales team, developing on-going relationships with industry suppliers and overseeing sponsorship of events.

In his spare time Ed enjoys playing and watching football and throwing (occasionally raucous) dinner parties.

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7173

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Richard Ellis

Business Development Director




Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7170

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Joseph Hargreaves

Business Development Manager

Joined the eyeforpharma team in February 2015 as business development manager to develop new business through lead generation and account manage exisiting clients. Currently overseeing sponsorship on a portfolio of conferences for European, US and Australian events.

He enjoys playing football (lifelong fan of Chelsea FC), travelling and films.

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7583

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Henry Payne

Business Development Manager

Henry joined the Business Development team in April 2016 after a number of years in pharmaceutical recruitment. His role is to develop new and existing client relationships with industry vendors.

In his spare time, Henry captains his local Rugby 2XV and loves to pretend he can keep up with the social side that comes with it, but in reality he longs to be in bed by 9!   

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7509

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Aleksandra Sledzinska

On Demand Global Account Manager

Joined eyeforpharma on full time basis in January 2016. Her role is looking after Business Intelligence side of eyeforpharma and managing On Demand subscriptions.

Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, reading, dancing salsa and is massive musicals fan.

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7422 4332

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Thomas Disley

Global Director of Research, New Markets

Tom joined eyeforpharma in 2011 and was heavily involved in building our network within Oncology. Since relocating to the USA in 2013, Tom has been focused on starting a new eyeforpharma community within the clinical arena.

Outside of work Tom enjoys baking and is a long-time supporter of the Brooklyn nets.

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7225

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Kunie Akahoshi

Head of Japan

Kunie joined eyeforpharma in 2008. She is the head of Japan and responsible for developing and maintaining business in Japan. Outside work, Kunie enjoys travelling, cooking and dining out.

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 207 375 7201  

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