Vicarius Leadership Team – Executive Profiles

Head of Business Development, Legal & External Affairs

Professional Experience

Vice President, External Affairs, Europe & Canada, Biogen, Switzerland

Interim Managing Director, Biogen, France

Vice President, Human Resources, Europe and Canada, Biogen, Switzerland

Vice President, Chief International Counsel, Biogen , France/Switzerland

Sole Counsel, Recordati SA, Switzerland

Legal Advisor, Johnson Matthey, PLC

Solicitor, Freshfields, London

 

Key Achievements

Biogen

  • Supported international expansion through the incorporation of new affiliates and setting up/unwinding distribution and joint venture arrangements.
  • Executive involvement in the launch of 5 new products in Europe and in the registration (including securing data exclusivity) of 2 others at European level.
  • Personally and successfully negotiated the price and reimbursement of 3 drugs in France, beating budget by over 10%. Advised on risk-sharing scheme with NICE.
  • Led the global legal team on a major tax restructuring, involving the relocation of intellectual property rights and establishment of substantial manufacturing operations in Switzerland.
  • Managed the transition of the group’s inter-company commercial operating system from a commissionaire to limited risk distribution model.
  • A transactional specialist, who has concluded multiple R&D licensing, manufacturing, development, logistics, M&A and joint venture agreements, both as a lawyer and business development lead incl.:
  • Licence of Tecfidera and acquisition of Fumapharm; Biogen’s revenue driver in 2015, predicted to achieve $3bn+ peak year revenues.
  • Led the negotiations – at federal and cantonal level – for Biogen’s $1billion investment in a manufacturing facility in Solothurn, Switzerland.

 

Education

Advanced Human Resources Executive Program, Ross School, Michigan University, USA

Pocket MBA for Lawyers, Boston University, USA

Postgraduate Diploma in European Competition Law, King‘s College, London, UK

Law Society Finals, College of Law, London, UK

BA (Honours) in Greats, Merton College, Oxford, UK

 

Nationality

British

Languages

English, French, Italian, German

 

Other Executive Team

Member Profiles

  • President and CEO
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  • Pre-Approval Regulatory Affairs
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  • Post-Approval Regulatory Affairs
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  • Chief Compliance Officer
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  • Vice President, Market Access
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  • Chief Medical/Scientific Officer
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  • Chief Financial Officer
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  • Vice President,
  • Head of Commercial Strategy