Vicarius Leadership Team – Executive Profiles

President and CEO

Professional Experience

Global Life Sciences Advisor, Switzerland

Chief Operating Officer, Elan Pharmaceuticals, Ireland/ Switzerland

Chief Operating Officer, Biogen, USA/Switzerland

Head of Commercial Operations, Biogen, USA

SVP, Biogen, Switzerland

Chief Marketing Officer, Wyeth, USA

Managing Director, Wyeth, Germany

General Manager, Wyeth, Switzerland/Austria/CEE

 

Key Achievements

Elan Pharmaceuticals

  • Sale of Tysabri (IV MS compound) as COO of Elan Pharmaceuticals

 

Biogen

  • Initiated, planned and led entry into biosimilar market
  • Lead in-licensing of Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) with annual revenues of over USD 4 billion
  • Transferred International Headquarters from Paris to Zug/Switzerland and accelerated MS leadership position by optimizing structural and marketing efficiency
  • Successfully launched Tysabri globally (annual revenues of USD 3 billion) and monitored regulatory re-entry in Europe

 

Wyeth (Global Headquarters)

  • Supported Wyeth as Chief Marketing Officer and Member of Global Executive Leadership Team to achieve revenues of USD 10 billion.
  • Led the improvement of R&D/business collaborations while co-chairing 8 therapeutic business units
  • Assumed global launch/post launch responsibility for Enbrel (RA), Effexor (antidepressant), Tazobactam (antibiotic)

 

Wyeth Group Germany (in charge of DACH-Region)

  • Reorganized organizational structure in Germany and led successful turnaround of a generic product supplier into an state-of-art marketing organization
  • Managed the successful launch of Effexor (antidepressant), Enbrel (RA) and ReFacto (Factor VIII hemophilia)

 

Board Memberships

  • Chairman of the Board, HBM Healthcare Investments, Switzerland
  • Member of the Board of Shield Therapeutics plc, London
  • Director of the Board, Minerva Neuroscience Inc, Boston
  • Chairman of the Board, Medical Imaging Analysis Center (MIAC), Switzerland

 

Education

Swiss Commercial Diploma (Kaufmann)

Business Management Diploma (SIB, Zurich)

 

Nationality

Swiss

Languages

German, English, French

 

Other Executive Team

Member Profiles

  • 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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  • Head of Business Development,
  • Legal & External Affairs
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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