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LEO Pharma appoints new General Manager Nordics

Klaus Abel

Klaus Abel has been appointed to lead LEO Pharma across the Nordic region.

Klaus Abel moves into the new role from Lundbeck where he was for 19 years. While at Lundbeck, he held senior roles in Global Marketing and in Commercial Operations in addition to Managing Director positions in Australia/New Zealand from 2007-2011 and Italy from 2016-2018.  In his new position, Klaus will report to Geraldine Murphy, Regional Vice President Cluster North Europe, Australia & New Zealand, LEO Pharma.

“I was attracted to LEO Pharma by its high ambitions, pioneering approach and clear focus on patients. Being a foundation-owned company LEO Pharma has no shareholders and is committed to reinvesting its profits into R&D. These aspects really stand out to me. I am inspired by the opportunity to improve the quality of life of the many people living with skin conditions by engaging all the stakeholders involved in providing care for people suffering from skin disease ranging from patients, policy makers, and healthcare professionals,” said Klaus Abel.

The Cluster Leadership team

As Managing Director for the Nordics Organisation Klaus Abel will lead operations in Denmark, Sweden, Norway , Finland and Iceland. He will be responsible for driving LEO Pharma’s Dermatology business, developing talent and ensuring a successful implementation of LEO Pharma’s 2025 strategy. Klaus will also be part of the Cluster Europe North Australia New Zealand Leadership team.

“It is a real pleasure to welcome Klaus Abel to LEO Pharma and the Cluster Leadership team. We very much look forward to working with him going forward to achieve our 2025 goals. We have a fantastic opportunity to draw on Klaus’s extensive knowledge and share experiences between our Cluster countries and collaborate closely together to be the preferred dermatology care partner. Our whole team is committed to helping people achieve healthy skin,” says Geraldine Murphy  Regional Vice President Cluster North Europe, Australia & New Zealand, LEO Pharma.