• Leading Biopharmaceutical Companies INTO The Future After The COVID-19 Crisis

    Dear Alumni,
    You are invited to a virtual lunch event on the impact of the pandemic on biotechnology and pharmaceutical leadership, hosted by the Swiss INSEAD Healthcare Club (CHIC).


    Leading Biopharmaceutical Companies Into The Future After The COVID-19 Crisis
    April 20, 2021

    A panel of experienced biopharmaceutical leaders, active globally, will discuss the strategic, organisational and talent aspects for the sector as we look forward to coming out of the pandemic. Arul Ramadurai, MBA’05J, Healthcare Club Vice-President, will moderate the discussion, addressing these key questions:

    • What are the key strategic, organisational and talent considerations for a biopharmaceutical company in the transition into a future after the COVID-19 crisis?

    • Which areas should a biopharmaceutical company focus on and prioritize for the second half of 2021?

    • How should these priorities be operationalized to ensure maximum success?

    • What measures of success will keep organizations motivated?

    Panel Members (in alphabetical order)

    Peter Fang, Corporate SVP/ Global Therapeutic Area Head Inflammation, Boehringer Ingelheim
    Peter leads BI’s global strategy across Pulmonology, Dermatology, Rheumatology and Gastroenterology. Previously, he held senior multibillion dollar P&L leadership roles at Baxter, Baxalta, Shire, and Takeda, in the US, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and China. He has commercialized blockbuster brands in Hematology, Immunology and developed novel Devices and Digital Therapeutics. Peter has a degree from the Wharton School of Business and is originally from the Chicago area in the United States.
    Michael Puri, Chief Human Resources Officer, Vifor Pharma
    Michael Puri joined Vifor Pharma Group in 2015 as CHRO. He joined the company from GrandVision where he was the Global Head of Human Resources and a member of the Global Executive Team. Prior to this, he was Senior Director of Global Talent Development at UCB, and Vice-President of Human Resources Europe at Staples. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Nantes and a Master’s in Strategic Marketing from the IESM Management School of Grenoble.
    Aleksandar Ruzicic, MBA‘97J, Partner, Executive Insight Healthcare Consultants
    Aleks is partnering with clients to help them prepare their assets for a successful launch, often starting already at an early stage when the future product value is shaped most. He has supported leading top 20 pharma companies and innovative biotechs in global and European launch projects, typically covering cross-functional strategic aspects from medical, market access and commercial perspectives. Aleks has an MBA degree from INSEAD and a Master of Science in Chemistry from the University of Zürich, Switzerland.
    Ludger Schwinn, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry
    Ludger is an executive search consultant, global account leader and executive coach serving big pharma, biopharma and VC/PE backed biotechs in selecting and bringing on board some of the best talents and in shaping more effective talent strategies which support the execution of the busines strategy. Earlier in his career Ludger held general management roles in Roche and legacy GSK where he shaped the market entry strategies for pharma and vaccines portfolios in Russia / CIS. Ludger holds an MBA from the University of Basel, Switzerland.       
    Arul Ramadurai, MBA’05J, Managing Partner, Accelerin Growth Advisory
    Arul is an international business leader, executive coach and commercial negotiator in the global biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. He has led product and service organisations at Novartis, Baxalta, Shire and served as CEO of a global CDMO. Currently, he advises biopharma clients on building novel businesses and coaches senior executives. Arul is a Chemical Engineer with an MBA from INSEAD.


    Key Facts
    When: Tuesday April 20, 2021 13:00-14:00 CET on Zoom
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    INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
    Arul Ramadurai, MBA’05J, Swiss Healthcare Club Vice-President (moderator)
    Aleksandar Ruzicic, MBA’97J, Swiss Healthcare Club President 
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