Michael Ruck

Partner, Principal Executive Consultant


Michael Ruck is an accomplished senior executive and board member with more than 30 years of success including international high profile leadership roles within the Bio & Life-Sciences, and Glass-Technology industry across Germany, UK, Switzerland, Belgium, and now Ireland. 

Michael’s broad expertise, accrued through multiple senior positions within industry, includes a extensive knowledge of information technology strategy, governance, global operations in supply chain, manufacturing, quality & compliance management, shared services, and business process improvement. 

Leadership positions:

  • ELIQUENT Life Sciences – Partner & Principal Executive Consultant, IT/CSV/GAMP/Data Integrity/Supply Chain/Operations (2021-Present)
  • Johnson & Johnson – Global Head, Sr. Director, Technologies (2018-2020)
  • Janssen (J&J) Global Head, Technology Strategy & Operations. (2017-2018)
  • Janssen (J&J) – WW VP, IT JSC Manufacturing, Sourcing, Tech Ops (2012-2016)

Extensive experience:

  • IT strategy, Governance & Compliance.
  • Global operations in supply chain, manufacturing, quality, shared services, and business process improvement. 
  • Transformational missions in both optimization of performance & growth of operating margins.
  • Risk Management and Change/Transformation management.

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Design & delivery of the Technology Strategy
  • Digital Roadmap – Design & deliverables incl. Data Architecture & supporting systems.
  • Computer System Validation & Assurance (cGxP: US FDA 21 CFR p11; EU Annex 11), Data Integrity (“ALCOA+”)
  • Due Diligence assessments, Audits, mitigation/remediation planning & execution.
  • Digitalisation organisation/governance & compliance.
  • Planning (RfI, RfP, RfQ) of ERP, MES, Historian, LIMS, WMS, PAT, DCS, SCADA for plants, labs, warehouses.
  • Assessments & Audits in relation to Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Quality Management, OT & IT performance.
  • Interim Operations, Organizational Change, Program & Project Management.

Education / Association:

  • Michael has earned Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (IT/Computer Sciences) from the University of Applied Sciences, Pforzheim, Germany, and an LLM with Merit in Information Technology Law from the University of Edinburgh Law School.
  • Michael has a Diploma in General Management (Executive Program). Additionally, Michael is certified in Process Excellence/Six Sigma (Green Belt) and Computer System Validation (GAMP4).
  • Keynote speaker at international Bio-/Life-Sciences industry conferences, and a Visiting lecturer at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany. 
  • Michael’s is also fluent in both English and German.

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