Marlize Eckert

Head of Compliance Solutions

Professional education

B.B.A. (Bachelor of Business Administration)
PUCRS – Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil
European Healthcare Compliance Ethics & Regulation Certification
Seton Hall University School of Law – USA / SciencesPo Executive Education - France
HMCC (Healthcare Meetings Compliance Certification) / Saint Louis University – USA


Professional experience

Prior joining GCO (Global Conference Organisers) in 2010, Marlize held an office manager and compliance related position at Samsung Corporation, a sales related position at Xerox Corporation and a project coordinator position at a non-profit organization travelling worldwide promoting education by supplying vital literature resources, encouraging cross-cultural understanding, training young people and providing needed relief.

As Head of Compliance Solutions at GCO, Marlize manages a team of Compliance Specialists and Experts who support the Operational business creating, training, monitoring policies and procedures including identifying regulatory and business requirements to manage meetings and events for the Life Sciences’ industry. GCO’s compliance department controls the interactions with HCPs and HCOs on behalf of its Pharma clients including contracting management, Cross Border engagement approval processes and TOV reports (Open Payments, EFPIA and country level).

As a Consultant for GCO Consultancy, Marlize works on the development of Consultancy services and Trainings on Compliant Life Sciences Meetings and Events


Speaking engagements

Pharma Forum - USA (2016, 2017, 2018)
Annual Global Pharma Summit (2018) – Philadelphia, USA
Global Transparency Congress (2018) – London, UK
Annual Forum on Transparency Spend - Washington, USA (2015, 2016)


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