Chief Executive Officer
Appointed: January 2, 2013
Committee Chairmanship: Executive Committee
Flemming served as Chief Executive Officer Designate prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer on April 30, 2013.
Skills & experience: Flemming brings to his role his operational and medical knowledge and his extensive international, strategic and operational experience in the pharmaceutical sector. He formerly held the positions of Non-Executive Chairman of Evotec AG and Non-Executive Director of PCI Biotech Holding ASA. From 2010 to 2012 he was Chief Marketing Officer and Global Head, Strategic Marketing for General and Speciality Medicine at Bayer. From 2008 to 2010 Flemming served as Global President, Pharmaceuticals and OTC at Bausch & Lomb, Inc. He also served as Chairman, and later as President and Chief Executive Officer, of Life-Cycle Pharma A/S from 2006 to 2008, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ikaria, Inc. from 2005 to 2006. Earlier in his pharmaceutical career Flemming held roles of increasing responsibility at Merck & Co., Inc. and Novartis AG, following a distinguished period spent in hospitals and academic medicine. Flemming received his MD from the University of Copenhagen, his MBA from INSEAD and his Master of Public Health from Harvard University.
Key appointments: Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce (Non-Executive Director) and Waters Corporation (Non-Executive Director)