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Lundbeck appoints new EVP and Head of Lundbeck in the US


Thomas (Tom) Gibbs is appointed as Executive Vice President and Head of Lundbeck in the United States.

Tom will be based in Lundbeck’s U.S. head office in Chicago, Illinois, and assume the role no later than end of February 2023.

“We look forward to having Tom join Lundbeck and the Executive Management team. He brings extensive experience in neuroscience as well as his success in launching and growing brands across large and small pharmaceutical companies in multiple therapeutic categories. This, combined with his empowering approach to leadership, global mindset, in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and strong experience in neuroscience will continue to accelerate the growth and development of Lundbeck and add additional insights to our overall strategic direction as part of the EM,” said Deborah Dunsire, CEO of Lundbeck.

Tom Gibbs

Tom joins Lundbeck from Vectura, a pharmaceutical company, where he currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Global Business Leader. In this role, he established an organization to advance the development and commercialization of their inhaled therapeutics portfolio.

Prior to his role at Vectura, Tom held several Chief Commercial Officer roles, developing Commercial strategy and overseeing execution for U.S., Canadian and European markets at pharmaceutical companies with strong central nervous system (CNS) franchises, including a role as Chief Commercial Officer at Sunovion. He has also served as Head of General Medicines in the U.S. for Takeda.

Tom holds a B.S. in Economics and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

“Given the size and impact of the U.S. market for Lundbeck, the importance of the two launches we have there in 2023, as well as our ambitions to grow through both internal and external innovation, we will benefit from an Executive Management leader located in Chicago to lead the team, and Lundbeck overall, through these priorities. I’d like to thank Jacob Tolstrup for his leadership of the U.S. organization over the past year. He has decided to remain based in Valby and focus his efforts as Executive Vice President for Commercial Operations in the rest of the world and Strategic Marketing moving forward,” continues Dunsire.

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