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Dr Göran Ando

Dr Göran Ando

Experienced Chair: 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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Calvin Grieder

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Hubert Joly

Hubert Joly

Hubert Joly recently stepped down from Best Buy Co which he led from 2012 to 2020, as President and CEO, Chairman and CEO and, finally, Executive Chairman. Hubert is a member of the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson as well as Ralph Lauren Corporation. He is a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, a Vice Chairman of The Business Council, a member of the International Advisory Board of HEC Paris and a Trustee of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. 

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Daniel Bernard

Daniel Bernard

Daniel Bernard recently stepped down as Vice Chairman of Capgemini SE, he is President of Provestis, his own investment company, a Board member of ESAS Holdings AS (Turkey) and a Senior Advisor to the private equity firm Towerbrook Capital Partners LLC. Daniel was formerly Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Carrefour SA, Chairman of Kingfisher plc and Chairman of the Majid Al Futtaim Retail Group.  

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