Press release

New management at Vifor Pharma and new Galenica Group CFO designated

Thursday, 6 October 2016, ↓ directly to download

Appointments at the Galenica Group:
New management at Vifor Pharma and new Galenica Group CFO designated

The Board of Directors of the Galenica Group has designated Stefan Schulze, currently CEO of Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (VFMCRP), as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and President of the Executive Committee of Vifor Pharma. Under the proven leadership of the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Etienne Jornod, Stefan Schulze will take over this position from the Annual General Meeting of Galenica Ltd. in May 2017.
In so doing, the Board of Directors is entrusting the management of Vifor Pharma, with its unique business model that combines pharma expertise with innovative business partnerships and close access to patients, to two very experienced individuals with complementary skills. Together with the Executive Committee, they will meet the numerous tasks and challenges facing the company during a period of rapid growth in order to lead Vifor Pharma successfully to independence.
Until the 2017 Annual General Meeting, Gianni Zampieri will remain responsible for the operational management of Vifor Pharma and will gradually introduce Stefan Schulze to the various duties and responsibilities. In parallel, Stefan Schulze will look for his successor as CEO of VFMCRP. At the next Annual General Meeting, Gianni Zampieri will be proposed to shareholders for election to the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors has also appointed Felix Burkhard as CFO of the Galenica Group with effect from 1 January 2017. From that date, Felix Burkhard will take over as CFO from Jörg Kneubühler, who has held the dual role of CFO of the Galenica Group and CEO of Galenica Santé since 2014. He will in future concentrate fully on his role as CEO of Galenica Santé.

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Galenica is a diversified Group active throughout the healthcare market which, among other activities, develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products, runs pharmacies, provides logistical and database services and sets up networks. With its two Business units Vifor Pharma and Galenica Santé, the Galenica Group enjoys a leading position in all its core business activities. A large part of the Group’s income is generated by international operations. Galenica is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX Swiss Exchange, GALN, security number 1,553,646).

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Christina Hertig

Christina Hertig

Head of Corporate Communications


Galenica Ltd.

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Julien Vignot

Julien Vignot

Head Investor Relations


Galenica Ltd.

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