Global Leaders

Diederik Van Niekerk
Associate Director of SA Operations 

Diederik Van NiekerkDiederik has more than 20 years of experience working in multinational biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, and clinical research organization (CRO) companies.  As Associate Director of SA Operations, Diederik manages all business operations and recruitment for the South African team at MMS. In addition, he contributes to internal communications and leadership development, and cultivates #OneMMS culture aligning our global colleagues across the organization. 

Diederik holds a Bachelor of Medical Science, Bachelor of Medical Science Honours, and a Master of Medical Science degree. In addition, he holds a post-graduate diploma in project management and PMP certification. He is certified as an International Clinical Research Professional with the European Association for Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). Diederik also holds international certification as a Business, Executive and Leadership Coach.