Stefan Wälti becomes new CEO of Verfora

Friday, 19 February 2021

As part of the new management structure introduced by Galenica on 1 January 2021, Thomas Szuran has assumed the role of Chief Products & Marketing Officer as a member of the Executive Committee of the Galenica Group.

In this role, he is now responsible not only for Verfora but also for Winconcept and the Business Architecture, Customer Experience, Strategic Marketing, Category Management and Market Intelligence areas. He will therefore relinquish the leadership of Verfora as of 28 February 2021, so that he can fully concentrate on his expanded task.

Stefan Wälti, previously Head of Marketing & Business Development at Verfora, will take over as CEO Verfora from 1 March 2021. While this change guarantees continuity, Mr Wälti will also create new impulses.

Stefan Wälti (45) knows the company very well from many years of experience, first at Vifor and Vifor Consumer Health, and since 2017 at Verfora, where he was, among other things, largely responsible for the success story of the top brand Algifor. For the past 10 years, he has been a member of the Executive Committee of Vifor Consumer Health and Verfora, and since 2018 he has been a member of the Board of Directors at Spagyros AG. He holds Master’s degrees in Management, Technology and Economics (MTEC) from ETH Zurich and in Chemistry from the University of Bern. He has also completed several further training courses in leadership and communication.


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