Chairman of the Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2012
M.Sc. Pharm. PhD and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Uppsala University.
Other appointments: Chairman of the Board of Zealand Pharma A/S and Kymab Ltd. Board member of Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).
Previous appointments: CEO at Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB 2007–2010. Astra/AstraZeneca 1978–1989 and 1991–2007, e.g. responsible for global drug development and marketing and business development within AstraZeneca Ltd., and CEO of AstraZeneca Sweden AB. CEO of Astra Hässle AB and responsible for R&D within KABI.
Holds 14,300 shares and stock options entitling to 157,300 shares.1)
Board member since 2008
Pharm., Ph.D., D.Sc (Hon) F. Med. Sci.
Other appointments: Visiting Professor at Bristol and Imperial Universities. Member of UK Government Advisory Council on Misuse of Drugs. President Emeritus at the British Pharmacological Society; Member of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Expert Advisory Panel, Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Non-Executive Director of Covagen (sold to J&J Sep 2014), Asceneuron, Addex and Avilex.
Previous appointments: 25 years of experience from pharmaceuticals industry, mostly in basic drug discovery research, initially for Parke Davis, followed by Smith Kline & French and then Merck. Executive Director of Pharmacology at the Neuro- science Research Centre 1990– 2002, followed by a position as Executive Director, Licensing and External Research, Europe for Merck until 2008.
Holds stock options entitling to 4,118 shares.1)
Board member since 2002.
M.Sc. in Engineering.
Other appointments: Partner of HealthCap since 1997, Board member of HealthCap AB, PulmonX Inc., Doctrin AB and The Swedish Association of Exchange-listed Companies.
Previous appointments: Ten years in investment banking.
Holds 981 shares.1)
Board member since 2012.
M.Sc. Business and Administration.
Board member and Chairman of the Audit Committee of ÅF AB, BillerudKorsnäs AB, Coor Service Management AB and Ellos Group Holding AB. Board member of BEWiSynbra Group AB and Nordic Entertainment Group AB.
Board member Livförsäkringsbolaget Skandia ömsesidigt and Apoteket AB. CFO at OMX, Carnegie, Apoteket AB, CEO at Apoteket AB and Group Treasurer at Investor AB. Holds 20,000 shares (and 4,000 by legal entity)1)
Board member since 2018.
BSc. in Business Administration and a MSc. in Applied Economic and Finance at Copenhagen Business School.
Other appointments: Senior Director, Principal Investments, Novo Holdings A/S. Board member of Xellia Pharmaceutical.
Previous appointments: Prior to joining Novo Holdings A/S, Kjaer Hansen was employed as a Senior Vice President in Moelis & Co. in London, focusing on healthcare M&A transactions. Other previous employments include Deutsche Bank and ABN AMRO, all in London.
Does not hold any shares in Orexo.
Board member since 2015. B.Sc. Pharmacy.
Director of Colpman Consulting Ltd since 2014. Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Board member of HRA Pharma and Forendo Pharma Ltd.
Former Head of Global Business Development 2012–2014, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Shire plc 1999–2012. Various business development and commercial positions at Glaxo Wellcome, Novo Nordisk and Boots Pharmaceuticals.
Holds 1,580 shares1)
Board member since April 2016.
Other appointments: Managing Director at Takeda Austria GmbH and Takeda Osteuropa Holding GmbH since July, 2016.
Previous appointments: Vice President Global Marketing, Therapeutic Area Commercial Lead – GI at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Executive Director positions within US as well as Global Marketing and Commercialization at Amgen Inc. 2004–2013, Various marketing and commercial positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb 1991–2004. Former member of the Board of Southern California Biomedical Council and member of Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association.
Does not hold any shares in Orexo.
1)As of December 31, 2018