Ndidi Rickert is an experienced Quality Assurance leader with over 20 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology industry. She is acknowledged for her expertise and passion in Data Integrity and Vendor Oversight, and has been recognized as a thought leader in process optimization and standardization as they relate to Inspection Readiness. After completing her education in England, Ndidi began her career working for Parexel followed by Merck Sharp & Dohme. She then ventured across the pond to the United States where she worked for Novartis, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Aeras (one of the Bill Gates Foundation companies specializing in TB and Malaria). An opportunity at Gilead Sciences sparked her move to the West Coast, and she is now settled in the San Francisco Bay Area. Presently, Ndidi is the Associate Director, Clinical Quality Assurance & GxP Compliance at Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. where she has worked for over 6 years. Her background in Biotechnology and proficiency in Data Management solidified her proven ability to identify data integrity risks, and problem solve the most complaint path to drug submissions and approvals. Ndidi also leads the X2 Women in Biotech Group speaker series and is one of the founding members of the UltraMosaic Employee Resource Group. In her spare time, Ndidi enjoys creative writing and interior decorating. She intentionally injects laughter and authenticity into everything she does, and is an advocate for kindness, diversity and inclusion, as well as issues impacting women and children.
Fun fact: Ndidi was born and raised in Sierra Leone, and is a descendant of the Krio people who were freed slaves that returned to Freetown from Africa, America and The West Indies.
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