Petra graduated from the University of Goettingen/ Germany with Diploma in 1980 and with Ph.D. in 1983. She joined Abbott Laboratories in the same year where she assumed increasing leadership responsibilities in the Regulatory Affairs Diagnostic arena. Petra is retired from Abbott since April 2019 and is working as an Independent Consultant. Petra has more than 35 years of experience in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Systems for Medical Devices, responsible for all international regulatory matters, medical event reporting, risk management, managing translation for more than 25 languages and labeling activities at Abbott Diagnostics Division. She has experience in building Quality Management System (QMS) according ISO 9001 and 13485. Since then she has used that knowledge in training, setting up a QMS or consulting in that field internally and externally. Other Activities include: Advisor to AHWP Technical Committee , Chairwoman of the EDMA Globalization Working Party dealing with new and revised worldwide regulations , Trainer activities for EU Commission, AHWP, ASEAN, APEC, USAID, WHO and National Health Authorities.