Nordic Nanovector Appoints Experienced Pharmaceutical Business Leader Erik Skullerud as Chief Executive Officer
- Nordic Nanovector ASA (OSE: NANOV) announces the appointment of Erik Skullerud as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He is going to take up the position on 20 September 2021 and will be based in the company's branch of Zug, Switzerland, splitting his time between Zug and Nordic Nanovector'' s head office in Oslo.
Mr Skullerud joined the company from Element Consulting GmbH, a global focused boutique consultancy firm specializing in life science where he was co-founder and managing partner.
Before founding Element Consulting, Mr. Skullerud spent 25 years in the biopharma industry and became responsible for global sales and marketing. After more than 15 years at Amgen, his most recent role was as Marketing Director Europe Oncology/ Hematology. Prior to that, he worked for Bayer Pharma for seven years, most recently as a Product Group Manager for Cardiovascular/Diabetic Scandinavia.
Mr. Skullerud has launched numerous highly innovative products in therapeutic areas such as oncology, haematology and cardiology, and is a highly-known businessman in the EU, Asian and US markets. As a consultant, he worked with many of the world's leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and small, highly specialised start-ups on projects ranging from corporate strategy to mid-stage launch and commercialization to late
Mr. Skullerud is Norwegian and Swiss resident. He has a BSc in Marketing, Finance and Management from the Gothenburg Business School, University of Gotheborg and was guest speaker of the INSEAD MBA program, Paris, France.
"I'm very pleased that Erik has agreed to join Nordic Nanovector." As soon as we become a larger, more valuable business, Betalutin will offer maximum commercial potential. His commercial experience and knowledge of the oncology/haematology space will be crucial to our growth to redevelop I would like to thank Malene Brondberg for his resignation over the last few months as interim CEO, a time in which the company has made measurable progress in achieving its key objectives. Malene will continue his job as CFO.
Mr. Skullerud added: "I really expect this new role in Nordic Nanovector. I believe the company's experience in strategy, commercialisation, sales and marketing can help achieve the next important stage of its development, as we work to bring Betalutin to patients for the first time, a key step in
The company's annual report for 2020 shows that when he joins Nordic Nanovector, Mr. Skullerud will be granted 350 000 PSUs (performance share units). For further information on the PPUs and the
For more information, please contact: IR enquiries are subject to a request for ir. Jan H. Egberts, chairman of Nordic NanovectorTel: +31 614672518Email: [email protected]
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About Nordic Nanovector: Nordic Nanovector is committed to developing and delivering innovative therapies to patients to meet their medical needs and advance cancer care. The Company hopes to become a leader in the development of targeted therapies for haematological cancer. Betalutin is the novel CD37-targeting antibody-radionuclide-conjugate that is designed to improve the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. NHL is an indication with a substantial unmet medical need, bringing the current market forecast to reach almost $2 billion by 2028. Nordic nanovector retains the global marketing rights of Betalutin and plans to participate actively in the commercialisation of betalutinic in US and other major markets.
More information can be found at www.nordicnanovector.com.
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