Professor Jochen Maas is General Manager, Research & Development (R&D) at Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH since 2010. He is a member of the Global R&D Management Board, of the German Management Board and head of the German hub R&D organization. Jochen has a wide range of experience in all phases of the R&D value chain, including pharmacokinetics, preclinical and clinical development. Prior to his current position, he was responsible for Global Research & Development in the Diabetes Division and acted as Vice President R&D Europe at Sanofi Aventis, having started is career with the group as head of the pharmacokinetics laboratory, and having held various R&D management positions in Germany and France. Jochen also lectures in pharmacokinetics and administering medication as a Professor at Gießen-Friedberg University of Applied Sciences. He is a biologist and veterinarian with a doctorate in veterinary medicine and specialisation in Radiology. He studied at the Universities of Zurich, Heidelberg and Munich.