The life science industry encompasses various sectors, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices and healthcare. Within this dynamic and highly regulated field, companies rely on the expertise of consultants and engineering firms to navigate complex challenges, ensure compliance with stringent regulations and drive innovation.
Genau & More A/S specializes in providing consulting and engineering services to the life science sector. With a focus on quality, compliance and patient safety, the company offers a comprehensive range of services to support clients in their pursuit of excellence, whether it being long-term inspection and audit readiness or IT and Automation investments.
Thriving for this pursuit, leaders like Simon Bagger, are playing a pivotal role in driving innovation and ensuring patient safety as a COO, Partner & Senior Consultant at Genau & More A/S. With a background in electrical engineering and a passion for making a difference in the industry, Simon’s journey has been marked by a commitment to excellence and a deep understanding of the complexities of the field.
Let’s delve into Simon’s inspiring career path, his contributions to Genau & More A/S and his unwavering dedication to patient safety and compliance!
A Journey of Empathy and Technical Expertise
Simon’s remarkable journey in the life science industry is characterized by his unwavering passion for making a meaningful difference and his relentless pursuit of excellence. As a distinguished leader at Genau & More A/S, he continues to drive innovation, prioritize patient safety, and ensure strict compliance. Simon’s unique combination of technical expertise, empathy, and effective leadership significantly contributes to the success of Genau & More and the overall advancement of the life science sector. With his extensive experience in IT and automation, Simon adeptly navigates the complexities of the industry, delivering exceptional consulting services that empower clients to achieve their goals and stay at the forefront of innovation.
Embracing a Different Approach
In 2019, Simon embarked on a new chapter in his career when he joined Genau & More A/S, a leading engineering and consulting firm in the Life Science industry. One of the key factors that attracted him to the company was the unique approach to business adopted by the CEO, Henrik Johanning. Unlike traditional consulting firms that prioritize financial metrics, Genau & More prioritizes flexibility, employee well-being and strong client relationships, i.e., company culture and values.
Simon says, “But in Genau & More, I experienced flexibility and a view of the whole person, which was radically different and absolutely decisive for my entry into the company – both as an employee at the time and now also as COO and partner. That is why I am incredibly proud and happy about this new chapter in Genau & More.”
He further adds, “With the growth journey we are on now, it is alpha and omega that our employees are happy and well-motivated and the relations with our clients are good. You could argue that we see both relations as a strong, committed partnership.”
Simon emphasizes the importance of creating a people-oriented culture at Genau & More, where employees are valued, and their happiness is central to the company’s success. The company’s motto of “work anywhere, anytime” reflects its commitment to flexibility, quality work and employee well-being. Regular (digital) check-ins ensure that colleagues are not overloaded or unhappy at work. By breaking down the traditional consulting stereotypes, Genau & More aims to deliver exceptional results while fostering a positive work environment.
Driving Innovation and Ensuring Compliance
For Simon, compliance in life science is everything. He wants to ensure that everyone in Genau & More A/S always puts patient safety first and is motivated to follow current compliance when serving clients.
Genau & More A/S offers a wide range of innovative services across four key business areas:
- Management Consulting within Inspection & Audit Readiness and IT & Automation:
Drawing on their extensive engineering experience, the company provides operational advice and strategic guidance to clients in GMP-regulated production. They help clients establish or adjust quality management systems, enterprise resource planning, architecture and integration, project management, IT & automation strategy, and digitalization.
- Project Management:
With deep insight into the life science industry, Genau & More excels in managing projects throughout their lifecycle. From conceptualization to execution, the company ensures compliance with GMP regulations, adherence to timelines and budget control. By leveraging their industry expertise, they navigate the complexities of project management, ensuring successful outcomes for their clients.
Genau & More understands the critical role of validation in the life science industry. and offers comprehensive validation services to ensure compliance and reliability. Their team of experts specializes in computer system validation, equipment qualification, process validation, cleaning validation, and analytical method validation. By employing best practices and industry standards, Genau & More ensures that systems, processes and equipment meet regulatory requirements and deliver consistent and accurate results.
- Training and Education:
Recognizing the importance of continuous learning and development in the life science sector, Genau & More provides tailored training programs and educational courses.
Simon states, “It is our intention – in any collaboration – to ensure that our clients are inspection-ready. We do this, in part, by offering courses in data integrity & IT compliance as well as validation & qualification and more, providing our clients with the opportunity to acquire the necessary competencies.”
These offerings cover a wide range of topics, including GMP compliance, quality management systems, computer system validation, risk management and regulatory affairs. By equipping individuals and organizations with the necessary knowledge and skills, Genau & More contributes to the growth and professional development of the industry.
Leading the Way
As a COO, Partner and Senior Consultant at Genau & More A/S, Simon plays a key role in shaping the company’s direction and driving its success. His expertise in IT & automation, combined with his deep understanding of the life science industry, allows him to provide valuable insights and solutions to clients.
Simon’s focus on patient safety and compliance is evident in his work. He is committed to ensuring that clients’ operations meet regulatory requirements and that patient well-being remains at the forefront. With his technical expertise and empathy-driven approach, Simon guides clients through complex challenges, helping them optimize their processes, minimize risks and achieve their goals.
Moreover, Simon’s leadership at Genau & More extends beyond client engagements. He actively promotes a positive and inclusive work environment, encouraging collaboration and innovation among team members. By nurturing talent and fostering a culture of continuous learning, he ensures that Genau & More remains at the forefront of the industry, delivering exceptional results to clients.
As a leader, Simon Bagger follows strategies that have helped him succeed in his position. He believes in active listening to colleagues, clients, collaboration partners and the board of directors. By valuing and considering diverse perspectives, Simon fosters an inclusive and collaborative environment. Furthermore, he emphasizes honesty and transparency in internal and external communications, building trust and establishing strong relationships.
To manage specific responsibilities at Genau & More A/S, Simon relies on effective communication, delegation and strategic planning. By setting clear goals, providing guidance to the team and leveraging their expertise, Simon ensures that the company delivers high-quality services and meets client expectations.
Stepping Into the Future
Simon is a prominent part of Genau & More A/S, and he envisions scaling its services and operations by continuously looking ahead and exploring ways to make tasks easier for clients through digitalization and other advancements. By embracing new technologies, staying updated on industry trends and actively seeking growth opportunities, the company aims to expand its reach and further enhance its impact on patient safety, compliance and the overall success of pharmaceutical companies.
Simon offers valuable advice to budding entrepreneurs and enthusiasts venturing into the life science sector:
- Be kind and respectful to people you encounter throughout your career, as you never know when your paths may cross again.
- Focus on learning the technical aspects of the industry and gain hands-on experience, as this knowledge will earn respect from employees and clients when assuming leadership roles.
- Remember that one is only as good as your last project, so always strive for project excellence and continuous improvement.
“We chose Genau & More for the task, as before the impending inspection we needed management consulting and not just project management. We needed a close partner who could assist us in thinking inspection readiness into our quality strategy and ensure long-term implementation of this so that in reality we would always be inspection-ready.”
- Pär Thuresson
SVP for R&D
“We faced a regulatory challenge further complicated by the requirement of primarily supporting at a distance due to COVID-19. In addition, we needed hands-on project management to be able to execute and a strong commitment to delivering within agreed timelines, as a planned global launch was dependent on the CE mark of this new device. Genau & More supported us strongly on this business-critical project and delivered on a committed timeline. They delivered exactly, what they promised.”
- Lars Hagander
“We were recommended to reach out to Genau & More in our professional network, and after our first meeting, we did not doubt that they could help us in the development of our quality management system. It has been a fantastic collaboration and everyone on the team at Genau & More worked incredibly professionally and with a very critical timeline and delivery plan, which was met 100%. Our preparation in collaboration with Genau & More triggered a very good inspection with only one minor deviation. We will use Genau & More as our future consultants, so we ensure, among other things, that we have a quality management system that is always ready for inspection.”
- Pernille Rex
Direct Derma Supplies
Director and Head of Quality