STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - January 17, 2012) -
Alan Raffensperger has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Sobi
responsibility for Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain, Procurement and IT. His
recent position was CEO of Benechill Inc., an American medical device
within the hypothermia therapeutic field. During the years 2005 to 2010 he
employed by the American company Amgen and served as Executive Director,
Nephrology 2008-2010 based at the international headquarters in
General Manager of the Nordic and Baltic region 2005-2008, based in Sweden.
Prior to that he was Sales and Marketing Director at Roche Pharmaceuticals,
Sweden 1999-2004, Vice President, Global Marketing Diabetes Care at Roche
Diagnostics 1996-1998 based in Germany, and Business Director Europe,
Care at Boeringher Mannheim 1994-1996, also based in Germany. He has also
leading positions within Pharmacia in Sweden and USA.
Alan Raffensperger, born in 1960, holds a Bachelor of Science from
Maryland, Baltimore, USA. He will report to CEO Geoffrey McDonough and be a
member of the Executive Leadership Team. The appointment takes effect
"We are delighted to welcome Alan to Sobi. The role of COO is part of the
changes we are making to increase the effectiveness of our commercial
Alan brings an appropriate mix of operational and leadership experience in
variety of roles which will help to foster the evolution of Sobi in the
ahead," 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.
The information above has been published pursuant to the Swedish Securities
Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information
released for public distribution on 17 January 2012 at 11:15 a.m. CET.
Please follow the link below for a picture of Alan Raffensperger.
Sobi Press Release on January 17th in pdf format:
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