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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, an Advisor to Edbi Pte Ltd, Singapore and is a Non-Executive Director of EUSA Pharma (UK) Ltd and Selectra Biosciences Inc.

Industry Knowledge

Dr Göran Ando MD, 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. Göran 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, Göran was Medical Director, moving to Deputy R&D Director and then R&D Director of Glaxo Group Limited. 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 & Acquisitions.

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

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Dr Vivienne Cox CBE

Dr Vivienne Cox CBE

Vivienne Cox is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vallourec SA, a supplier to the energy industry, Senior Independent Director of Pearson plc, a Non-Executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline plc and a member of the board of Stena AB. Vivienne is also Chair of the Rosalind Franklin Institute and Vice-Chair of the Said Business School, Oxford University.

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Gérard Mestrallet

Gérard Mestrallet

Gérard Mestrallet is Honorary Chairman of ENGIE, Honorary Chairman of SUEZ, Executive Chairman of AFALULA, Non-Executive Director on the Board of Societe Generale SA, Board member of the Executive Committee of the Saudi Electricity Company and Co-Chair of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition.

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Jack So Chak-kwong GBM GBS OBE JP

Jack So Chak-kwong GBM GBS OBE JP

Jack So Chak-kwong is Chairman of the Airport Authority Hong Kong, a position he assumed on 1 June 2015. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of AIA Group Limited and China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited, a Senior Advisor to Credit Suisse, Greater China and an Advisor at the Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited.

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Daniel Bernard

Daniel Bernard

Daniel Bernard was formerly Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Carrefour SA, Chairman of Kingfisher plc and Chairman of the Majid Al Futtaim Retail Group.  Daniel is currently Vice Chairman of Capgemini SE, Permanent Representative on the Board of Peugeot SA, President of Provestis, his own investment company, and a Senior Advisor to the private equity firm Towerbrook Capital Partners LLC. 

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