Dr. Franz B. Humer
CV as per end of term

Personal Data

Swiss, Austrian

Year of Birth
July 1, 1946




  • University of Innsbruck, Doctor of Law, INSEAD, MBA

  • Honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Science, University of Basel

  • Honorary doctorate of science, London School of Pharmacy

Professional Career


ICME Zurich


Schering Plough Corporation, including General Manager, Ecuador, UK, Portugal


Glaxo Holdings plc, Area Manager, Southern Europe, Director of Marketing Development and Product Licensing, Chief Operating Director

since 1995

F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Member of the Board of Directors of the Roche Holding Ltd, Basel, and Head of the Pharmaceuticals Division


Chief Operating Officer of F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd


Chief Executive Officer Roche Holding Ltd


Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Roche Holding Ltd

2008 until March 2014

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Roche Holding Ltd

Other Activities / Memberships:

  • Chairman of Diageo Plc

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Citigroup Inc.

  • Chairman of INSEAD

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children

  • Member of the International Advisory Board of Allianz SE

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Jacobs Holding AG

  • Chairman of the Humer Stiftung

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