Management Board

Andreas Nechansky, PhD

Managing Director, Qualified Person
Vela GF AN Spiegel

Dr. Andreas Nechansky received his PhD in the field of Molecular Biology from the University of Vienna. He started his academic career with two PostDoc positions at Novartis Vienna (1998-2000) and the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, US, (2001-2002) working in the field of antibody generation/characterization. In 2003, he joined the Austrian Biotech company Igeneon as Project Leader for three pre-clinical assets.
In 2005 he was promoted to Head Analytical Development. In 2006 he Co-founded VelaLabs and from then on served as COO and for 3 years as Head of Quality control.
In 2015 he joined the Biosimilar company Eden as VP Analytical Operations and moved to Taiwan. He was responsible for setting up all analytical assays required for biologics comparability studies. In 2019 he re-located back to Austria where he became Site Manager and subsequently Managing Director of ABF Pharmaceutical Services. He is a certified EU Qualified Person and has published 20+ analytical papers in peer reviewed journals.

With this background and knowledge of analytical services, he is a perfect fit checking a lot of boxes. He can rely on a very competent team and broad collaboration within VelaLabs.

Business Development

Stefan Astleitner

Senior Business Development Officer
Stefan Astleitner - Business Development Officer -VelaLabs

Marion Prior

Business Development Officer
Marion Prior - Business Development Officer - VelaLabs

Konstantin Tomanov

Head of Business Development
Konstantin Tomanov - Business Development Officer -VelaLabs

Helga Weisse

Business Development Officer & Qualified Person
Helga Weisse - Business Development Officer - VelaLabs

Lab Management

Andreas Zacherl

Head of Ligand Binding Assay Group
Andreas Zacherl Head of Ligand Binding Analysis

Thomas Schwarz

Head of Microbiology Group
Thomas Schwarz Head of Microbiology VelaLabs

Thomas Ludwig

Head of Cellbased Assay Group
Thomas Ludwig - Head of Cell Based Assay Group - VelaLabs

Andreas Weiß

Head of Physico-Chemical Methods & Qualified Person
Andreas Weiss - Head of PCM lab - VelaLabs

Quality

Christina Jann-Gröllert

Head of Quality Assurance
Christina Jann-Gröllert - Quality Assurance - VelaLabs

Julia Abadir

Head of QC Support
Julia Abadir - Quality Control - VelaLabs

Project Management

Sabrina Rottal

Head of Project Management
Sabrina Rottal - VelaLabs

Business Services

Rainer Fedra

Business Analytics Manager
Rainer Fedra - Business Analytics Manager -VelaLabs

Birgit Schmalz-Kammerer

Head of Finance
Birgi Schmalz-Kammerer Finance specialist VelaLabs
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