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Dr Göran Ando

Dr Göran Ando

Experienced Chairman: MDAX, STOXX Europe 50, TecDAX, Public Sector, Private Sector
Experienced CEO: Public Sector

  • 34 years of international senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge in healthcare, medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, private equity
  • Experience as a Compensation Committee member, Governance Committee member, Research & Development Committee member
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Current Positions

Dr Göran Ando is Chairman of Tessa Therapeutics Ltd, Chairman of Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals Inc. and the Chairman of Nanexa AB. He is a Director of Paraxel International Corp. Göran also serves as Senior Advisor to Essex Woodlands Health Ventures LLC and an Advisor to Edbi Pte Ltd, Singapore, and is a Non-Executive Director of EUSA Pharma (UK) Ltd and Selectra Biosciences Inc.

Industry Knowledge

Göran is the retired Chairman of the Board of Directors of Novo Nordisk A/S and was previously a member of the Board at Novo Holdings A/S, Denmark. He was Vice Chairman of the Board at Molecular Partners AG, Zurich, and has extensive Board experience in Europe and Asia.

Göran is a specialist in general medicine and a founding fellow of the American College of Rheumatology in the US.

From 1989 to 1995, he was Medical Director, moving to Deputy R&D Director and then R&D Director of Glaxo Group Ltd. He was also a member of the Glaxo Group Executive Committee.

From 1995 to 2003 he was part of Pharmacia Corp, now Pfizer US, where he was Executive Vice President and President of R&D with additional responsibilities for manufacturing, IT, business development and mergers and acquisitions.

Göran was CEO of Celltech Group plc UK and Chairman of the Board at Symphogen A/S.

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Vindi Banga

Vindi Banga

Vindi Banga is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline plc, a Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice, a Non-Executive Director of the Economist and a member of the Hakluyt International Advisory Board. Vindi sits on the Governing Board of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and the Global Leadership Council of the Saïd Business School, Oxford.

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Roberto Quarta

Roberto Quarta

Roberto Quarta is currently Chairman of WPP plc and of Smith & Nephew plc, a FTSE 100 listed global medical devices company. He is also Partner and Chairman of the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Europe LLC (CD&R). 

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Baroness Sarah Hogg

Baroness Sarah Hogg

Baroness Sarah Hogg is currently a Senior Independent Director of Royal Mail plc. She holds a Non-Executive Directorship at The Times Newspaper Holdings Limited. Baroness Hogg has extensive experience of business, government and the media, having worked at the highest level in all three sectors.

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Dominique Reiniche

Dominique Reiniche

Dominique Reiniche serves as Chair Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, a global bioscience company that develops natural solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. She is also the Chair of the Board of Eurostar EIL and is a member of the Board of PayPal Luxembourg, Mondi plc, as well as a Severn Trent plc.

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