STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - January 31, 2012) -
Wills Hughes-Wilson has been appointed Vice President, Government Affairs &
Policy with responsibility for Sobi's contacts with all stakeholders in the
health policy area.
Wills comes from Genzyme Corporation, now part of the French Sanofi Group,
she was Vice President Health/Market Access Policy, Europe. She joined
in 2005. Prior to Genzyme she was Executive Director of Emerging
Biopharmaceutical Enterprises (EBE), a specialized group of the European
Federation of Pharmaceuticals Industries & Associations (EFPIA)
interest of biotechnology companies in Europe. She has also worked in the
health/veterinary medicines industry and at Ernst & Young Consulting.
Will Hughes Wilson, born in 1971, is an Honors graduate in Law from
of Durham in the UK. She will report to CEO Geoffrey McDonough and will be
member of the Executive Leadership Team, based in Brussels. She will assume
position in February 2012.
"We are very pleased to welcome Wills to Sobi. As one of the leading health
policy experts in Europe within the orphan disease area, Wills is Chair of
joint EBE and EuropaBio Industry Task Force on Orphan Drugs and Rare
and is one of four industry members of the European Commission's newly
established Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases (EUCERD). Wills will
the patient focus and commitment to rare diseases of Sobi in the policy
says Geoffrey McDonough, CEO of Sobi.
Swedish Orphan Biovitrum (Sobi)
Sobi is a leading integrated biopharmaceutical company dedicated to
innovative therapies and services to improve the health of rare disease
and their families. The product portfolio comprises about 60 marketed
as well as projects in the late clinical phase. Key therapeutic areas are
Inflammation and Genetics & Metabolism. In 2010 Sobi had revenues of SEK
billion and around 500 employees. The share (STO: SOBI) is listed on OMX
Stockholm. More information is available atwww.sobi.com.
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