Board of Directors

Shareholdings are correct as at 31 August 2017, and are updated every year.

Arne Ferstad

Arne Ferstad, born 1950, has broad experience of the biotech and pharma industries, including business development and international marketing. He has been in charge of Baxter Healthcare’s business in the Nordic and Benelux countries, served as President of EMEA Baxter Renal Division, managed Baxter’s bioscience business in Asia and he has held several senior positions within Baxter’s R&D. He has also served as General Manager and VP of Pharmacia Corporation.

Chairman (non-independent)
Shareholdings: 235 770

Morten Albrechtsen

Morten Albrechtsen, born 1964, has extensive experience in CNS drug development including drugs against Alzheimer’s (Enkam), depression (Boehringer Ingelheim), addiction (Nycomed, Saniona), pain control (Nycomed), insomnia (Blake Insomnia Inc. /Zleepax), and stroke (Boehringer Ingelheim, Enkam).
His experience spans from pre-clinical and clinical development to regulatory approval and to post-approval commercialization, and comprises both biological products and small molecules.

Elected board member (independent)
Shareholdings: 36 400

Susana Ayesa Alvarez

Susana Ayesa Alvarez, born 1970, holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Stockholm University, has a long and extensive background in the pharmaceutical industry. Susana has worked at large pharmaceutical companies, such as Pharmacia & UpJohn, Johnson & Johnson, and at larger biotech companies, such as Medivir AB. She has substantial experience in preclinical pharmaceutical research and development, and also experience in clinical development and commercialisation as a board member.

Elected board member (independent)
Shareholdings: none

Peter Nilsson

Peter Nilsson, born 1970, holds an MSc in Business Administration and Economics and is an authorized public accountant. He is a former partner and business area manager of Mazars SET Revisionsbyrå AB. Currently, Peter Nilsson is CFO of the Rotorbulk Group, also known as Finja.

Elected board member (non-independent)
Shareholdings: 191 787

Lars Thunberg

Lars Thunberg, born 1966, is a co-founder of CombiGene and chaired its board during the period Aug. 2013 to Oct. 2014. He holds an MSc in Business Administration and Economics, Stockholm University and Lund University, and serves as chairman of several companies, for example VA Automotive AB (publ), which are listed on NASDAQ First North.

Elected board member (non-independent)
Shareholdings: 3 006 466