Philippe is a Pharmacist, PhD. Since joining Abbott in 1994, he worked as International Regulatory Compliance for Abbott Vascular and is now responsible for Regulatory Strategy and Advocacy for Abbott Laboratories. He represents European Industry in various European Commission expert groups and served until end 2012 as secretary of the Global Harmonization Task Force Study group 2 dealing with adverse events reporting. He actively participates as trainer in programs organized by Regulatory Authorities in various geographies, such as Europe, Colombia, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, United States and serves since 2015 as an advisor to the Asian Harmonization Working Party Technical Committee. Philippe is Chairman of the Post Market Surveillance, and the Notified Body Working Groups of the European medical device manufacturers’ trade association Medtech Europe. He also serves as Co-Chair of the European Advisory Committee and is a member of the board nominating committee of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS). Philippe received the “Global Leadership Award” from RAPS in 2010, has been elected “RAPS Fellow” in 2012.