The Awards for Regulatory Excellence are a great accolade for the shortlisted nominees and winners, who know that their worthy recognition is validated by the independent judging process.

The following distinguished professionals are on the judging panel for this year's Awards.

Arun Mishra

Head, Global Nutrition Regulatory Affairs and Head, Global Health and Wellness Regulatory Affairs, Unilever

Aman Khera

Global Head, Regulatory Strategy - Worldwide Clinical Trials, Canada

Alan Morrison

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs International - Merck Sharp & Dohme, UK

Birka Lehmann

Ex-Regulator, Paediatric Development, Germany

Chris Griffett

Past Vice President, Regulatory Affairs - Celgene, USA

Eliana Silva de Moraes

Food & Drug Lawyer - Latin America (Brazil) and EU (France)

Gabriele Disselhoff

Managing Director - CRQS, Germany

Greer Deal

Director - Global Regulatory Services Ltd, UK

J. Gabriel Beechinor

Director of Veterinary Medicines - Health Products Regulatory Authority, Ireland

John Brennan

John Brennan, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Quality & Government Affairs EMEA; and President, Medtronic Biopharma

Jonathan Hughes

Director - JHRA Ltd, UK

Jonathan Trethowan

European Operations Director - International Pharmaceutical Quality, UK

Judith Creba

Executive Director, EU Regulatory Strategy - Novartis, Switzerland

Maureen Graham

Managing Director - Diamond BioPharm, UK

Michael Banks

SVP, Head of Global Regulatory Affairs - Teva Pharmaceuticals, UK

Pat O'Mahony

Chief Executive - Mapat Management Consultants, Ireland

Peter Lassoff

Senior Regulatory Affairs Leader, UK

Sam Salek

Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology - University of Hertfordshire and Vice President - PharmaTrain Federation, UK

Sue Forda

Vice President, GRA International - Eli Lilly and Company, UK

Trevor Jones

Director - e-Therapeutics, UK