I have extensive sales, marketing and leadership experience from national, regional and global positions in major, highly professional and well-recognised companies within Life Science.
My leadership approach is founded on trust, open dialogue and a collaborative approach to mutual success. Key strengths include the ability to set, develop and continuously motivate the right team – whether it is as part of the management team setting the direction for the whole company or developing my own division, sales- or marketing teams.
When it comes to sales and marketing I am told that I have a strong commercial focus combined with a clear sight for strategy development and execution. I have launched several new products and indications, build and commercialised new therapeutic areas, accelerated the growth of existing products and not least collaborated successfully with R&D on pipeline development to drive future growth.
I have a track record of creating solid results and have been describe as a motivating communicator capable of making significant impact on internal and external stakeholders. When it comes to business decisions they are always taken on the basis of customer insight, objective analysis of the facts at hand and a clear focus on driving the overall performance of the company more than individual or team performance.
Key strengths & personal competencies
• Leadership, incl. change & joint venture management
• Strategy development & execution (pipeline & inline)
• Market, brand & service development
• Sales force excellence
• Developing customer & stakeholder relationships
• Focus on achieving company and not only division, team or individual objectives
• Commercial, result oriented mind-set
Sr. Director, Global Commercial Lead, Head of Patient Solutions AK (Global Marketing)Denmark / Global responsebility
Since October 2013
Member of the Global Dermatology leadership team, Reports to VP of Global Patient Solutions (Global Marketing). Promoted from Director to Sr. Director May 2014.
Member of LEO100 – the top leadership team in LEO Pharma.
Global commercial lead for our franchise within skin cancer (AK & NMSC):
• Accountable for the global, commercial strategy
• Co-lead the ingenol asset management group (AMG) driving the long-term pipeline strategy
• Provide commercial guidance to regions & markets
• Provide commercial guidance to R&D ensuring development projects are founded on patient insights and fit for market needs
• Support Business Development in ad hoc assessments
• Lead, coach and develop the global patient solutions team (marketing) as well as the extended global brand team Direct reports: 5 (incl. 2 managers)
Director, Global Commercial Lead, Head of Patient Solutions AK (Global Marketing)October 2013 --- April 2014
Head of Commercial Operations, Respiratory (Branded Generics & devices)March 2012 --- September 2013
Business Unit Director, Neuroscience & Business OperationsAugust 2006 --- February 2012
Business Unit Manager, Primary Care (merged with MERCK)August 2006 --- December 2009
Sr. Product Manager, Cardiometabolic disease / ObesityMay 2005 --- July 2006
Responsible for the pre-launch of Acomplia (rimonabant) expected to be the first blockbuster product after the merger of the two companies.
Brand Manager, CNS (Schizophrenia)April 2004 --- April 2005
International Group Product Manager, DermatologySeptember 2002 --- March 2004
Part of a team of 3-4 people having the overall responsibility for developing the international strategies for the psoriasis portfolio in addition to supporting, motivating and reviewing the performance of affiliates and regional offices.
Brand Manager, CNS (Bipolar & BPSD)December 1998 --- August 2002
Product Manager, ParkinsonJuly 2000 --- April 2001
Responsible for the promotion of Eli Lilly’s Parkinson drug, Permax (pergolid).
Sales representativeDecember 1999 --- July 2000
Marketing AssociateDecember 1998 --- November 1999
Marketing assistantAugust 1997 --- May 1998
Travel guideDecember 1995 --- April 1996
Responsible for up to 180 Danish skiing tourists per week in Canazei, Italy
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in International Marketing & Management from Copenhagen Business School in 1998
Bachelor (HA) in Economics, Business Administration & Languages from Syddansk Universitet in 1995
B.Sc. in Business Studies from Sheffield Hallam University in 1994
HH in Business Economics from Vejle Handelsskole in 1992
10 klasses afgangseksamen in from Kirkebakkeskolen, Vejle (Primary & lower secondary school) in 1989
Executive course in Powering Growth from INSEAD in 0
Training and Certification
Masterclass in Digital transformation in 2017 Training
Leading Execution, Top100 program at LEO Pharma in 2016 Training
Powering Growth, Executive course at INSEAD in 2012 Training
Lean Six Sigma Executive Belt in 2011 Certification