Head of Strategy, Consumer Products, Europe
David Maher is Head of Strategy for Veeva’s Consumer Products business in Europe. He leads a team of six strategy directors with 130 years of experience working for industry leaders like Unilever, Coca-Cola, Dior, Solvay, Novozymes and BASF. Together they partner with Veeva customers to help them digitally transform their operations and become leaders in product quality, regulatory compliance, and customer satisfaction.
David's background is in management consulting where he has over 8 years of digital transformation experience with companies like Deloitte Consulting, Novozymes, and now Veeva Systems. His passion is how consumer product and specialty ingredient companies can leverage digital platforms and data to advance consumer trust, drive better business outcomes, and stay ahead of their competition.
David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and an International Bachelor of Business Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He also has a Master of Science in International Business and Politics from Copenhagen Business School where he specialized in regulatory strategy and the role of multinational corporations in transnational governance. He is a regular speaker at industry events and conferences focused on digital transformation of the consumer product value chain. His articles have been published in Handelsblatt, CHEManager International, and others.
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