Kirsten's pharmaceutical industry career spans 30 years. As president of PGS, she is responsible for Pfizer Inc's internal and external manufacturing and supply network. She has held roles of increasing global responsibility throughout her career including site leadership, global strategic planning, contractor management, supply chain management and product portfolio leadership. Kirsten joined the company in 1999 from SmithKline Beecham where she held various global operational and leadership roles in Australia, Germany and the United States. Kirsten has been a member of the PGS Leadership Team since 2000, and has represented PGS on several of Pfizer Inc's Business Leadership Teams.
In addition to her daily responsibilities, Kirsten is a Board Member of the Pfizer Foundation, and the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) sponsor for Pfizer Inc's Environmental Sustainability program and Latino Colleague Resource Group. Kirsten also sits on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers.
Kirsten is a pharmacist from Kiel University in Germany and holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Biology from Freiburg University in Germany.