Nationality
Austria, Germany, Switzerland

Year of Birth
1967

1991
Economics at University of Innsbruck, University of York and University of Oxford, Mag. rer.soc.oec.

1991
Law at University of Innsbruck, Mag. iur.

1993
Doctorate in Law at University of Innsbruck, Research studies at University Louvain, Belgium, Dr. iur.

1993–1995
Roche Basel, Trainee at Corporate Finance

1995–1998
Roche Brussels, Head Finance & Administration

1998–2000
Roche Grenzach, Germany, Head Finance & Informatics

2000–2004
Roche Diagnostics Basel, Head Global Finance & Services

2004–2006
Roche Diagnostics Singapore, Head Region Asia Pacific, 

2006–2008
Roche Diagnostics Basel, CEO Division Roche Diagnostics

2008–2023
Roche Group, Chief Executive Officer

Since 2013
Roche Holding Ltd, Member of the Board of Directors 

Since 2023
Roche Holding Ltd, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Since 2009
Member of the International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai (IBLAC), Vice Chairman from 2022 - 2023, since 2024 Chairman

Since 2023
Member of the European Round Table for Industry - ERT


“Our work at Roche means we are fortunate to be able to make a meaningful difference for patients around the world. This is what really inspires me about Roche: the impact we make on a daily basis.”

“With a history of more than 125 years, it is the people that make Roche what it is – a community driven by innovation and science, working closely together to improve people’s lives.”

“Roche uses a large number of research approaches to develop new medicines. Scientific success cannot be programmed, but we can create the conditions that will allow it to happen: being open to new ideas, having the courage to take risks; our researchers need to have the freedom to work on their ideas and above all, they need a positive space in which ideas are shared and independent thinking is encouraged.”

“I believe the ‘everyday’ pressure only turns into stress if you feel that the world will stop turning if you’re not around. However, of course the world does keep on turning. Not overestimating your own importance helps you to do your job effectively.”

“There’s no success without failure! When you’re pursuing ground-breaking innovation, setbacks go with the territory. Unless you have the courage to fail, you’ll never succeed. It is my strong belief that we should celebrate our failures just as we celebrate our successes.”

"I am very optimistic about the future. We have a strong pipeline and – thanks to our combination of pharma and diagnostics with data science – a very good opportunity to make significant advances in personalised healthcare."

“We want to ensure that everyone has access to our diagnostic solutions and medicines. I am proud that Roche was one of the first companies to introduce differentiated pricing. Solidarity between the rich and poor countries is essential to improving access around the world.”

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