Lidia Karamanova is Associate Director IT QA in the Global IT Quality & Compliance department at Teva, an international leader in generics and biopharmaceuticals.
She has over 20 years of experience in the pharma industry, all in the same company. Initially she held positions in Quality Management and contributed to the harmonization of quality systems across manufacturing sites and the implementation of GxP-relevant computerized systems. As part of Global IT Quality & Compliance since 2009, her responsibilities have included development of the IT infrastructure qualification program, validation of global GxP applications, quality guidance for the first Software as a Service (SaaS) roll-out and a global SAP Enterprise project.
Currently she manages the Computerized Systems Validation Center (the CSV Center) within the Global IT Quality & Compliance organization, contributes to the creation and improvement of the System Development Life-Cycle (SDLC) standards and procedures and identifies and applies SDLC knowledge to innovative IT solutions. She is a member of ISPE (the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, the developers of the GAMP Guides) since 2009.