Bertus Marais



Bertus is a CQV Consultant at Progress and joined the company as a contractor in June 2021.
Bertus is an experienced (CQV) Commissioning Qualification Validation Specialist.
Bertus was trained as Qualified I.T. person and then advanced his career in the Pharmaceutical Quality Division to specialize in Commissioning/Qualification/Validation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Equipment, Utilities and Computer Systems. 

Bertus has worked for various Pharmaceutical Companies in the past 20 years, including Sterile Manufacturing and Oral Solid Dosage Plants, ensuring that GMP requirements in all fields where adhered to.


In his free time Bertus loves boating, fishing and other outdoor activities like a good braai (BBQ).


Commissioning, Qualification and Validation of:

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Equipment
  • Utilities, RO Water Plant, WFI, HVAC Units, Clean(Pure) Steam, Compressed Air, Nitrogen System and other Gas systems
  • Implementing ‘GAMP 5’ for Computerized System Validation
  • Development Qualification/Commissioning protocols, including the control and Maintenance of Validation Master Plans and Validation Sub Plans (VMP/VP)