The Board of Directors of the company has appointed Christine Lind as new Chief Executive Officer.
“We are delighted to welcome Christine Lind to Bactiguard. With her extensive expertise in life sciences, coupled with international, strategic, and commercial skills, she brings valuable insights to us. As Bactiguard has embraced a sharpened license focused strategy, the criteria for a future CEO have evolved. Christine’s proven track record of strategic shifts, driving change and achieving profitable growth, and her background in the financial markets, both as CEO and investment banker, positions her perfectly for Bactiguard. Furthermore, her reputation as a modern and respected leader, and strong team player will be instrumental on our transformation journey. Christine’s appointment is pivotal as we transition Bactiguard into a global knowledge and specialist organization, with a steadfast focus on delivering on our bold financial targets,” says Bactiguard’s Chairperson Christian Kinch.
Previous assignments encompass positions in Swedish listed companies such as Mendus AB, XSPRAY PHARMA AB, and Medivir AB as well as senior advisory roles. Prior to that, Christine spent a decade as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch. She joins Bactiguard at the beginning of May and assumes the role as CEO on 14 May 2024 in connection with the Annual General Meeting.
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Christine Lind was born in 1974 in the US and has lived in Sweden since 2015. She holds a BSc in Finance & Information Systems from New York University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Throughout her career, she has held CEO and executive level business development and strategy positions at biotech companies, including BioArctic AB, Medivir AB and LifeCell Corporation. Christine also spent a decade as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch in New York, advising biotech and pharma companies on licensing, M&A, and financing. She comes most recently from a role as Senior Vice President Corporate Development at SSI Strategy/NDA Group AB.
“Working in businesses with a greater purpose has been a red thread across my career. Joining Bactiguard presents exactly the kind of opportunity I am thrilled to pursue. Together with the team and Board of Directors at Bactiguard, and in close collaboration with license partners across the world, we have the potential to revolutionize the global standard of care, thanks to Bactiguard’s unique infection prevention technology, and simultaneously make the world a healthier place. Equally important is my task to steer Bactiguard to profitability and achieve sustainable growth. I am excited to lead Bactiguard into the future and deliver on our important mission,” says Christine Lind, Bactiguard’s upcoming CEO.