Dr. Thomas F. Szuran

Dr. Thomas F. Szuran
General Manager

  • Born 1967, Swiss citizen
  • Dr. sc. nat. Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich
  • Various roles at Abbott Laboratories between 1997 and 2002, including Sales & Marketing Manager for the Eastern European & Mediterranean region
  • Sales Director at Pfizer Switzerland (Zurich) from 2002 to 2005 and Country Manager at Pfizer in Israel from 2005 to 2007
  • Joined Biomed Ltd. (Dübendorf) in 2008 as Marketing Director, and was CEO of Biomed Ltd. from 2011 to 2018
  • Since 2012 member of the Executive Board and since 2013 President of the Association of the Swiss Self-Medication Industry (ASSGP)
  • Head Products & Brands Business sector and member of the Corporate Executive Committee of the Galenica Group since 2019
Dr. Thomas Hannemann

Dr. Thomas Hannemann
Head of Sales

  • Swiss and German citizen
  • 1992-1999: Degree and doctorate in agricultural science in the field of economics and social sciences from Hohenheim University, Germany
  • From 2000 to 2005: Worked in a variety of areas and held positions in the sales force and key account management at Nestlé Nutrition, Germany
  • 2006: Moved to Novartis Consumer Health Switzerland as Key Account Manager for German-speaking Switzerland, served subsequently as Head of Key Account Management
  • 2012: Started work at Vifor Pharma as Head of Sales OTC, Switzerland
Stefan Wälti

Stefan Wälti
Head of Marketing and Business Development

  • Swiss citizen
  • Master of Science in chemistry from Bern University
  • Master of Advanced Studies in Management, Technology and Economics from ETH Zurich
  • 2000–2002: Consultant at MLP Private Finance; 2002–2005: Held positions as Project Manager in the areas of Human Resources and Business Development at Valora
  • 2005: Started work at Vifor Pharma Consumer Healthcare Switzerland as Brand Manager; subsequently served as Business Development & Licensing Manager at Vifor Pharma Consumer Healthcare International; then held the position of Senior Manager Therapeutic Areas/BD&L at Vifor Pharma Consumer Healthcare Switzerland
  • Since 2011: Head of Marketing at Vifor Consumer Health SA
Emmanuelle Giry

Emmanuelle Giry
Head of Global Business and Beauty

  • 1976 – Born in Lyons (France)
  • 2000 – ESCP graduation (including one academic year at the HSG)
  • 2000 to 2012 – Various managing positions in marketing, education and branding as well as in the commercial sector at L’Oréal PPD
  • 2013 to 2016 – Main responsibility for the brands of La Roche-Posay, Inneov, SkinCeuticals and Sanoflore, L'Oréal ACD
  • 2017 – Joined Vifor Consumer Health as (Global) Marketing Manager Global Brands
Dr. Sergio Mantelli

Dr. Sergio Mantelli
Head of Scientific Affairs & Public Affairs

  • 1980: Degree in pharmacy from Lausanne University
  • 1984: Dr. sci. nat. degree from ETH Zurich
  • 1984–1987: Head of the pilot production facility in the production area at Wander SA, Bern
  • 1987–1988: Assistant Director at Vifor Pharma at the Villars-sur Glâne site
  • 1988–1994: Held various management positions in production and research at Vifor Pharma in Villars-sur-Glâne; 1989–1991: Site Manager
  • 1994–2004: Head of Scientific Direction
  • 2004–2010: Head of Regulatory Affairs and Public Affairs at Vifor Pharma, Villars-sur-Glâne and Ettingen
  • 2011-2014: Head of Swiss Regulatory Affairs & Public Affairs
  • Since 2015: Head of Scientific Affairs at Vifor Consumer Health SA
Alexandre Missègue

Alexandre Missègue
Head of Finance & Supply Chain

  • Diplôme de master (Lic. rer. pol.) en Business Management à l’université de Fribourg
  • 1999: Financial Controller, Marketing & Sales, Swisscom SA
  • 2001: Contrôleur bancaire pour Pricewaterhouse Coopers AG
  • 2003: Financial Controller pour Van Cleef & Arpels Logistics SA
  • 2005: Industrial Financial Controller, Supply Chain & Scientific pour Vifor SA
  • 2009: Head of Controlling pour Vifor SA
  • Juillet 2015: Head of Finance & Supply Chain pour Vifor SA
  • 2001: Bank auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd
  • 2003: Financial Controller at Van Cleef & Arpels Logistics Ltd
  • 2005: Industrial Financial Controller, Supply Chain & Scientific at Vifor Ltd
  • 2009: Head of Controlling at Vifor Ltd
  • July 2015: Head of Finance & Supply Chain Ltd
Dr. Daniel Matzinger

Dr. Daniel Matzinger
Head of Medical Affairs

  • Swiss citizen
  • Dr. sc. nat. ETH Zurich
  • Dipl. LM.-Ing. ETH Zurich
  • Laboratory Manager in vitamin research at F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
  • Project Manager in clinical research at Basel University Hospital, Gastroenterology Department
  • Senior Manager Scientific Affairs at Novartis Consumer Health Switzerland AG
  • March 2012: Started work at Vifor Pharma Switzerland as Medical Advisor
  • Since December 2012: Head of Medical Affairs Consumer Healthcare


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