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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


Current Experience

  • Sr. Director, Global Commercial Lead, Head of Patient Solutions AK (Global Marketing)

    Denmark / Global responsebility
    Since October 2013
    Business Development

    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)

Past Experience

  • Director, Global Commercial Lead, Head of Patient Solutions AK (Global Marketing)

    October 2013 --- April 2014
    Global Marketing

  • Head of Commercial Operations, Respiratory (Branded Generics & devices)

    March 2012 --- September 2013
    Business Development

  • Business Unit Director, Neuroscience & Business Operations

    August 2006 --- February 2012
    business unit

  • Business Unit Manager, Primary Care (merged with MERCK)

    August 2006 --- December 2009
    business unit

  • Sr. Product Manager, Cardiometabolic disease / Obesity

    May 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
    Sales Manager

  • International Group Product Manager, Dermatology

    September 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, Parkinson

    July 2000 --- April 2001
    Responsible for the promotion of Eli Lilly’s Parkinson drug, Permax (pergolid).

  • Sales representative

    December 1999 --- July 2000

  • Marketing Associate

    December 1998 --- November 1999
    Market research

  • Marketing assistant

    August 1997 --- May 1998

  • Travel guide

    December 1995 --- April 1996
    Responsible for up to 180 Danish skiing tourists per week in Canazei, Italy


Self Assessment :
CommercializationInnovation Management
LinkedIn Assessment :
Cross-functional team leadershipStrategyProduct launchMarket accessSales EffectivenessPharmaceutical salesKey Account ManagementChange ManagementLeadershipmanagementSales ManagementSalesSales OperationsHospital SalesMarketing StrategyBusiness DevelopmentMarket researchMarket PlanningMarketingCRMForecastingGlobal MarketingMarketing ManagementMarket AnalysisBusiness StrategyDermatologyCardiologyEndocrinologyStrategic PlanningPipeline developmentPharmaceutical IndustryProject Management


  • 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


BrightOwl Assessment:
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Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    4 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    General Manager Commercial lead Business unit lead Managing Director Sales and marketing lead Regional lead Global lead CEO CXO
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Denmark Sweden
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl freelancer
  • International:

Area / Region



Driving License
  • Yes

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