The company has announced the appointment of Keld Flintholm Jørgensen to the role of Chief Business Officer (CBO) heading Corporate Strategy & Business Development from 4 April 2019.
Keld will be part of Executive Management in his role as Executive Vice President, CBO.
The new position is established as part of the revised strategy which focuses on achievement of sustainable growth. This focus demands that Lundbeck supplements its internally generated pipeline with high quality assets from external sources. “We will access this external innovation through product license and/or acquisitions as well as through strategic partnerships,” it states in the press release.
“I am looking forward to having Keld join the Lundbeck team, adding his expertise to our Expand and Invest for Growth strategy,” says Deborah Dunsire; President and CEO of Lundbeck. “Creating this additional executive role allows for sufficient management resources devoted to ensuring that we can continue growing our commercial presence and deliver on our growth strategy including access to appropriate external innovation.”
Business development and partnering across multiple therapy areas
Keld will join the company from a position as Global Head of Strategic Partnering for Roche. Since 2011 Keld has worked in business development and partnering across multiple therapy areas, including CNS. During this period, he has been leading multiple global M&A projects, pharma and biotech partnering initiatives and strategic projects, building creative partnerships and deals to expand the Roche pipeline.
Keld was born in Denmark and holds a BSc in Economics and Business Administration and a MSc in Business Economics and Auditing from Copenhagen Business School.
“I am very pleased to be joining Lundbeck and look forward to be driving the development and execution of the corporate strategy going forward. In addition to the company’s core business, the intention is to devote significant time and effort to pursuing external opportunities which offers significant opportunities for value creation,” says Keld Jørgensen.
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