Otto Damsma

VP, Asia Pacific Operations

Otto joins Bioforum from Australian specialist CRO Clinical Network Services (CNS), part of Novotech, the largest Asia-Pacific-based CRO, where he was Director of Clinical Programming and previously Director of Biometrics & IT from 2013-2019. Prior to CNS, Damsma was the Business Manager at The Centre for Integrated Preclinical Drug Development at the University of Queensland and a Business Development Officer, Queensland Clinical Trials Network (now Life Sciences Queensland). Earlier in his career, Damsma served as Director of IT/Information Management and Director of Biometrics at Astellas Pharma Europe, and Clinical Research Manager at Boehringer Ingelheim in Holland. He holds a certificate in post-doctoral information management and M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Amsterdam.

Tanya Du Plessis

South Africa Country Manager

As a certified clinical data manager, Tanya holds a M.Med.Sc in Hematology and Cell Biology from University of the Free State, as well as her project management professional certification. She has vast industry experience with over 14 years with IQVIA (legacy Quintiles). As manager of various data management operation teams, Tanya has actively lead strategies for customized data delivery solutions focusing on timely quality data. She has driven numerous innovation teams, and her dedication to optimal customer service/delivery is visible through her long standing relationships.