Senior Management Team
President & CEO
Jean-Michel Quinot brings more than 35 years of pharmaceutical industry experience. He joined Nordic Pharma in 2019 from Amring International where he previously served as CEO. Prior to that, Jean-Michel held positions of increasing responsibility in General Management at Bristol-Myers Squibb, successively in charge of Austria, Poland and then Africa.
Prior to joining Bristol Myers Squibb, Jean-Michel spent fifteen years with Hoechst Marion Roussel (now part of Sanofi) in a number of leadership positions, mainly in Finance and General Management, in Europe and in the US. Jean-Michel holds an Electro-chemical engineer degree from Grenoble Polytechnic school, an MBA from HEC Paris and a Strategic Marketing degree from Columbia University.
Vice President Continental Europe
Vincent Leonhardt brings 20 years of pharmaceutical industry experience. In 2009, Vincent Leonhardt joined Nordic Pharma as International Marketing Director and held this position until 2016, when he was appointed General Manager of Nordic Pharma France. He has recently taken on the responsibility of the FIS region (France, Ireland and Switzerland). He began his career in the pharmaceutical industry at Laboratoires Fournier in 2000 with a two-year mission in Asia. He then joined the French operations, first as Product Manager and then as Therapeutic Area Manager. In 2005, Vincent Leonhardt moved to Menarini as Cardiology Business Unit Manager.
Vincent is a Pharmacist and graduated from ESCP Europe in 1997.
Vice President Northern Europe
Anders Löfgren bring 32 years of pharmaceutical industry experience. He joined Nordic Pharma/Nordic Drugs in 1996 as Managing Director. He has recently added two regions to his scope, namely Belgium and the Netherlands. Prior to joining Nordic Pharma, Anders was International Product Manager at Ferring. He also acquired experience at Searle as Scandinavian Product Manager and, prior to that, as Product Specialist at Ciba-Geigy. He practiced as a Dentist before joining the pharmaceutical industry.
Anders holds an Engineer, Chemistry & Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Gothenburg, as well as an Executive MBA from Lund University.
Vice President Southern & Western Europe
Rafael Mella brings 30 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, of which 23 in executive roles. He joined Nordic Pharma in 2014 as General Manager of Spain and Portugal. He was recently appointed Vice President of Southern and Western Europe, adding the UK and Italy to his scope. Prior to joining Nordic Pharma, Rafael acquired experience in multinationals, namely Schering AG (now Bayer), Bristol Myers Squibb and Casen Recordati in various roles, ranging from Business Unit Director to Commercial Operations Director.
Rafael holds a Biology Degree from the University Compultense of Madrid and an MBA from Houston University.
Vice President Americas, Asia & Pacific
Marion Ulmann is the Vice President of Nordic Pharma Americas, Asia & Pacific. In this position she oversees the registration, development and distribution of products in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rheumatology in over 15 countries. She manages the Canadian affiliate and has created the US and Japanese affiliates. Prior to that, she was working for Linepharma International where she served as Business Development Manager and Chief Operating Officer before becoming General Manager and Director in November 2016. During her time at Linepharma International, Marion has overseen the distribution of Linepharma products in over 25 countries. Before joining Linepharma International, Marion was a lawyer in Paris and worked as a Congressional aid in Paris and at the French Embassy in Dakar.
She hold a LLM in Public Laws, a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Université Panthéon Sorbonne, and an International Business and Finance degree from NYU.
Enrique de la Rubia
Chief Financial Officer/Vice President Finance, Legal & IT
Enrique de la Rubia has more than 17 years of experience in FMCG and Pharmaceutical Industry holding senior management and regional leadership positions in the Finance area.
He joined Nordic Pharma from Ferring Pharmaceuticals where he served as Senior Director Finance & Controlling, Corporate Functions Controller and Area Controller for Latin America & Canada (LACAN) region. Prior to joining Ferring in 2009, Enrique served as Financial Category Controller at Colgate-Palmolive with responsibility for Europe & South Pacific Division.
Before joining Colgate-Palmolive, Enrique worked at Procter & Gamble for 5 years where he held Finance positions in their Health & Beauty Care Business.
He holds a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration from the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne.
Chief Scientific Officer/Vice President Scientific & Business Development
Véronique leads the Scientific Departments which include Medical Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, Pharmaceutical and Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs. She also leads Business Development covering In-Licensing and Out-Licensing as well as Mergers and Acquisitions. Véronique joined Nordic Pharma 18 years ago and has held various leadership positions in General Management in Europe and France until assuming the leadership for Nordic Pharma’s Scientific Departments. Prior to joining Nordic Pharma, Véronique worked for Ferring International in Business Development and for Bayer Pharma in Clinical Development and Marketing. She started her career in the Pharma industry at Glaxo (now part of GSK) as a Sales Representative. Véronique is a Pharmaceutical Doctor, graduated from Lyon University in France.
Vice President Human Resources & Communication
Helene Wilson leads the Human Resources and Communication function at Nordic Pharma. Helene joined Nordic Pharma in June 2020, bringing more than 25 years of international HR experience acquired at a variety of organisations such as Accenture, SITA, Laureate Education and Carlson-Wagonlit Travel. Helene’s expertise spans employee experience, business partnering, talent management, HR transformation and HR analytics. Helene is a dual Swiss/Australian citizen and has lived and worked all around the world.
Helene holds a Human Resources Diploma by Monash University (Melbourne) and a Masters in Applied Languages gained at the University of Paris Sorbonne.
Vice President Global Marketing
Pascale Poulain-Arnaud brings more than 20 years of pharmaceutical industry experience. She joined Nordic Pharma in 2009 and since joining has held several positions from local Product Manager to Global Marketing Manager in various therapeutic areas. This led to her being appointed Corporate Marketing Director in 2016. In this role she defines our global brand’s strategy, supports its implementation and oversees Product Life Cycle Management. Prior to working for Nordic Pharma, Pascale acquired extensive know-how in Marketing and Sales of drugs (prescription & OTC), generics, and medical devices from her experience in various companies such as Organon, Merck MF, Grünenthal or Biogaran.
Pascale holds a Master in Cellular Biology & Physiology and a Master in Health Marketing & Management. She also holds a specialization in marketing from HEC Paris.
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