Dr. Maurille Feudjo Tepie is an Observational Research Director at Amgen and leads the Amgen European Team of the Centre for Observational Research. Prior to joining Amgen in 2009, he spent six years in the Worldwide Epidemiology Department at GSK. Maurille obtained his PhD in Medical Statistics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and then completed a one year post-doctoral fellowship working on a collaborative methodological project between GSK and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, under the supervision of Profs Stuart Pocock and Steven Evans. He has considerable experience designing and executing both retrospective and prospective observational studies to inform drug development and drug commercialisation and is a keen contributor to scientific discussions pertaining to the challenges and/or opportunities offered by such studies. He has been active in European-wide initiatives aimed at improving biomedical research (IMI PROTECT and EMIF) and is also the chair of the PSI Epidemiology Special Interest Group.