Dr Franz B. Humer

CV as per end of term

Personal Data

Nationality: Swiss, Austrian
Year of Birth: July 1, 1946

Position

Chairman

Studies

  • 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

  • 1971-1973
    ICME Zurich
  • 1973-1981
    Schering Plough Corporation, including General Manager, Ecuador, UK, Portugal
  • 1981-1995
    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
  • 1996
    Chief Operating Officer of F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
  • 1998
    Chief Executive Officer Roche Holding Ltd
  • 2001
    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