Dr. Manolo Beelke

Owner, Independent Consultant in Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, Manolo Beelke & Partners

Krailling, Germany


Team player
team leader and motivator
with the ability to drive team performance to highest possible standard. Inspiring manager
who due to his enthusiasm and his entrepreneurial and analytical mindset
has been constantly involved in building up new strategically important functions within the company
e.g. Health economics and Outcome Research unit
PoC Strategy unit to bridge between preclinical research
translational medicine and full clinical development
Medical Affairs unit for the development of stronger post-launch strategies. Intelligent communicator developing rapport with his target audience. Creative strategic visionary with the ability to add value by establishing risk/reward ratio balanced innovation
having been involved in a number of innovations e.g. focusing biomarker strategies from purely scientific considerations into business oriented and clinical development supporting program. Capable of working under pressure and delivering exceptional results within given time frames; e.g. developing within the new build health economics and outcome research unit 7 projects (at least 1 project per therapeutic area) within one year and delivering results for 3 of these projects within the same timeframe. Ability to adapt and work successfully in any given market sector. Assimilating knowledge and intelligence about a sector and its key decision makers.
Medical education


Professional experience for Manolo Beelke

  • Current 4 years, since Jul 2017

    Independent Consultant in Clinical Development and Medical Affairs

    Manolo Beelke & Partners

  • Current 6 years and 2 months, since May 2015

    Member of the editorial board

    Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating Disorder Journal (MSDD)

  • 2 years and 8 months, Jan 2015 - Aug 2017

    Senior Medical Director

    Worldwide Clinical Trials GmbH

  • 2 years and 6 months, Jul 2012 - Dec 2014

    Director, Medical Monitoring

    Worldwide Clinical Trials GmbH

  • 2 years and 9 months, Sep 2009 - May 2012

    Director Medical Affairs

    Merck Serono SA Geneva

    • Contributing to build up the Medical Affairs unit, which was previously lacking (some activities were coordinated by the global clinical development unit, some others by Marketing) • Guiding the establishment of a site stratification process and a differentiation of clinical studies sponsored within Medical Affairs (local and regional studies). • Contributing to guide the integration of country specific Medical Affairs Plans into Global and Regional Medical Affairs Plans.

  • 1 year and 11 months, Oct 2007 - Aug 2009

    Global Head PoC Strategy Neurology

    Merck Serono

    Head of PoC Strategy Liaison Unit Neurology to bring lead compounds from discovery to Clinical Development. Selection of most relevant therapeutic indication and strategy for go/ no-go decision to full Clinical Development.

  • 1 year and 9 months, Feb 2006 - Oct 2007

    Medical Director Neurology

    Merck Serono

    • Contributing in both, clinical and business development strategies for Rebif and Cladribine. • Identifying risks within the CLARITY study, and guided a multifunctional team to solve them. • Successful speed up of recruitment for the CLARITY study, and to complete it. • Design of the IMPROVE study, I guided the design of the REFLEX study, and I contributed in the design of the Atacicept PoC study. I ameliorated the study design of the CLARITY study. • Contributing in identification and evaluation of

  • 1 year and 1 month, Jan 2005 - Jan 2006

    HE & OR Manager

    Schering Spa Italy

    Health Economics and Outcome Reserach Manager for the whole Schering Portfolio as national representative for Italy in a Global Team

  • 2 years and 1 month, Jan 2004 - Jan 2006

    Project Leader CNS and Imaging

    Schering SpA Italy

    Working within Clinical Development and Medical Affairs

  • 1 year and 9 months, May 2003 - Jan 2005

    Clinical Trial Leader CNS

    Schering SpA Italy

    International Clinical Trials in MS

Educational background for Manolo Beelke

  • 3 years and 6 months, Sep 1999 - Feb 2003

    Sleep Medicine

    University of Bologna (Italy)

  • 4 years and 2 months, Sep 1999 - Oct 2003


    Università di Genova

    Neurology Clinical Neurophysiology VEP EMG ENG SEP Neurologic Ultrasound assessment Sleep Medicine (PSG) EEG VEEG

  • 8 years and 1 month, Sep 1990 - Sep 1998

    Medicine and Surgery

    University of Genoa -Italy

    • Graduation after training as general physician and general surgeon (Final Score: 96/110) • License to Practice (Approbation) • MD degree (Final score: 10/10): Thesis title: "Relationships between interictal epileptic activity and EEG-structure in the human sleep"


  • English


  • German

    First language

  • Italian


  • French



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