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Lundbeck announces executive management changes

Board meeting

Jacob Tolstrup, Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations will leave Lundbeck no later than March 1, 2024.

Jacob Tolstrup joined Lundbeck in 1999 and has held various management positions across the company, becoming a member of Lundbeck’s Executive Management team in 2012.

“We would like to express gratitude to Jacob for his long-standing commitment to Lundbeck. Jacob has been a valuable member of Lundbeck’s leadership team, leveraging his extensive experience to make a significant impact. We wish Jacob all the best in his future endeavours,” says Charl van Zyl, President and CEO of Lundbeck.


Michala Fischer-Hansen

As part of the changes within the Executive Management team, Lundbeck is pleased to announce that Michala Fischer-Hansen will join the company in a new role as Head of Europe and International Markets and a member of Lundbeck’s Executive Management team, assuming the role no later than April 8, 2024.

Michala Fischer-Hansen is a seasoned executive leader, who brings a wealth of international experience, particularly within the biopharmaceutical sector. Michala has a strong track record in improving business performance and has been part of the executive management team at Falck since 2019 following a 19-year commercial career at Novo Nordisk.

“We are delighted to welcome Michala Fischer-Hansen to Lundbeck. Michala brings a rich background in achieving significant outcomes, demonstrating an ability to lead through business transformations, and will greatly contribute to ensuring Lundbeck’s sustained long-term value creation as a focused innovator,” says Charl van Zyl, President and CEO of Lundbeck.

Keld Flintholm Jørgensen

Furthermore, Keld Flintholm Jørgensen, who currently serves as Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Business Development and Strategy, will continue in a role exclusively focused on Corporate Business Development, transitioning from the Executive Management team to becoming Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Business Development, reporting to Lundbeck’s President and CEO, Charl van Zyl.

A new EVP Head of Commercial and Corporate Strategy

Finally, Lundbeck has initiated a comprehensive search to identify the right candidate to take on a newly established role in the company as Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial and Corporate Strategy, and a member of Lundbeck’s Executive Management team. The creation of the new position aims to strengthen corporate strategic functions and global marketing to enhance Lundbeck’s ability to capitalize on present and future opportunities.

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