Mark Edwards

Mark has over 30 years of logistics experience garnered at a variety of logistics service providers and pharmaceutical product manufacturers; he is currently the Global Freight & Trade Compliance Manager at Kindeva, a manufacturer of asthma medicines amongst other products. Hi is also Managing Director of Modalis which is a dynamic logistics consultancy specialising in pharmaceutical and temperature-controlled logistics.
His pharmaceutical projects at Kindeva and Modalis have included setting up a GDP-compliant operation from scratch, design and implementation of various cost-saving programmes which have delivered multi-million dollar savings as well as improving sustainability through CO2 savings.
Prior to Kindeva he was Regional Freight Lead at AstraZeneca with responsibility for all freight in and out of the EMEA region. Successes included setting up a train service for shipments from Sweden to China delivering savings of $8m over an 18-month period whilst improving Quality performance. 4 sites were successfully transitioned into the new global logistics function under Mark’s watch as well as ensuring AZ were Brexit-ready from a freight and Customs perspective.
Before AZ, he was Global Freight and Compliance Manager at Actavis where he was responsible for all aspects of international logistics and was the subject matter expert for transportation, warehousing, Incoterms, Customs’ compliance, Good Distribution Practice and new product launches.
Amongst his many achievements were consolidation of the supply chain from over 200 transport providers down to just 2, the introduction of GDP compliance & temperature control to all shipments at no additional cost to the business and a 100% OTIF first to market success for all of Actavis’ new product launches.