Dr. Leni von Bonsdorff, Vice-chair of the board of Technology Academy Finland has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the International Plasma and Fractionation Association (IPFA).
IPFA is an international association for not-for-profit plasma fractionators and national blood services. The association helps its member organisations in ensuring and sustaining reliable access to lifesaving plasma derived medical products in their communities and in being their international advocate.
”In these times when the emergence of a new infectious disease and its vast consequences has become so apparent to the whole world, the impact of what the donation organisations and the plasma fractionation industry can have on healthcare is further emphasized. I want to continue the work for our members in the global community to strengthen this impact”, says Dr. Leni von Bonsdorff.
Dr. Leni von Bonsdorff has worked in the field of plasma fractionation for the majority of her career. She has a doctor’s degree from research carried out at the Finnish Red Cross Blood Service in the field of plasma derived medicines. For the last 10 years she was the Managing Director of Sanquin Oy, a company supplying plasma derived medicines in Finland. She is also Chairman of the Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in Finland.
Dr. von Bonsdorff will be succeeding outgoing Executive Director Dr. Paul Strengers.