Management

Dr. Daniele Andreutti

Dr. Daniele Andreutti

Head Business Unit CNS & Pneumology

  • Swiss citizen
  • Master’s degree in biology from the University of Neuenburg and PhD from the University of Geneva
  • MBA, HEC, University of Geneva
  • 1999–2002 Sales Representative at MSD, Switzerland
  • 2002 joined Vifor Pharma, Switzerland, as a Product Manager; 2005 appointed group Product Manager and 2007 Head of Marketing, Specialities Products
  • 2011-2016 Business Unit Manager, Specialities
  • Since 2017 Head Business Unit CNS & Pneumology
Gabrielle Gache

Gabrielle Gache

Head BDL, Marketing & Sales Services

  • German citizen
  • Executive MBA, HEC Paris, France; MS in economics, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France
  • 1993–2008 various positions in finance and marketing, implementation of strategic cross-functional projects at Pfizer in France and then at PremUP, a medical research foundation
  • 2009 joined Vifor Pharma, Switzerland, as an International Marketing Manager for Ferinject
  • Since 2010 Head BDL, Marketing & Sales Services
Roland Koch

Roland Koch

Head Finance Switzerland & Austria

  • Swiss citizen
  • Lic. rer. pol., University of Fribourg
  • 1991–1994 Controller in the Public Networks division at Ascom in Berne
  • 1994 joined Vifor Pharma, first as a Controller and then as Head of Controlling, Villars-sur-Glâne
  • 2006 – 2013 Head of Finance & Administration Vifor Ltd.
  • Since 2013 Head Finance Switzerland & Austria
Dr. Balz Ryf

Dr. Balz Ryf

Head Market Access & Communications

  • Swiss citizen
  • Dr. oec. HSG, University of St. Gallen - School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs (HSG)
  • 1992 Internship Ernst & Young, Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1993–2002 Consultant/Principal, Ernst & Young Consulting/Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Bern/Wiesbaden
  • 1997-2005 Lecturer for “Strategic Management”, University of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Architecture/Engineering and Information Technology, Bern
  • 2006 Product Management, Bristol-Myers-Squibb, Baar
  • 2002-2008 Various responsibilities in Sales, Marketing and Account Management, MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme, Glattbrugg
  • 2009-2012 Pricing & Market Access Manager, MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme, Glattbrugg/Luzern
  • Since 2009 Vice President of Swiss Association of Health Economics
  • 2013-2016 Head Market Access, Vifor Pharma, Villars-sur-Glâne
  • Since 2017 Head Market Access & Communications
Dr. Pascal Schumacher

Dr. Pascal Schumacher

Head Business Unit GP, Gynecology & Gastroenterology

  • Swiss citizen
  • Master of business administration, University of Fribourg / San Diego State University
  • PhD in business administration, University of Fribourg / Yale School of Management
  • 2005 - 2007: Market Research Manager, GSK
  • 2007 - 2011: Brand Manager CNS, GSK
  • 2011 - 2014: Senior Consultant, Unico
  • 2014 - 2016: Marketing Manager, Vifor Pharma
  • 2016 - 2017: Head of Business Unit Iron, Vifor Pharma
  • Since 2017: Head Business Unit GP, Gynecology & Gastroenterology
Dr. Christian Terreaux

Dr. Christian Terreaux

Head Medical Switzerland & Austria

  • Swiss citizen
  • Federal diploma in pharmacy, University of Lausanne
  • Ph.D. of the University of Lausanne
  • Teaching and research at the University of Lausanne
  • 2003 joined Medichemie AG (since 01.2005: Vifor AG) as Medical Advisor
  • Medical Affairs Director (CHCI since 2009 and et Infectious Diseases/OTX since 2011
  • Head of Strategic Business Unit et Infectious Diseases/OTX since 2013
  • Since 12/2014 Medical Director Switzerland/Austria
Dr. Philippe Widmer

Dr. Philippe Widmer

Head Business Unit Cardiology, Nephrology & Oncology

  • Swiss and Canadian citizenship
  • Doctorate degree in pharmacy, University of Berne
  • 8 years in hospital pharmacy and pharmaceutical development
  • 16 years with Novartis in different functions and countries (sales, marketing and clinical development in Switzerland, North America and Eastern Europe)
  • Joined Vifor Pharma in 2016 as Sales Manager
  • Head Business Unit since 2017
Nadia Piller

Nadia Piller

Head HR Switzerland & Austria

  • Swiss citizen
  • HR specialist with Federal certificate of higher vocational education and training, CAS HES-SO in business management
  • 1993 joined Vifor Pharma in Villars-sur-Glâne as an HR assistant and since 1995 responsible HR administration
  • 2002 Head of Human Resources at Vifor Pharma Villars-sur-Glâne & Ettingen
  • 2011 Head of Human Resources at Vifor Pharma Villars-sur-Glâne & Ettingen & head of Shared Services Center Switzerland
  • 2014 Head of Human Resources at Vifor Pharma Villars-sur-Glâne & Ettingen
  • 2016 Head HR Fribourg/Ettingen & HR Operations Partner CH/AT

Dr. Daniele Andreutti

Head Business Unit CNS & Pneumology

  • Swiss citizen
  • Master’s degree in biology from the University of Neuenburg and PhD from the University of Geneva
  • MBA, HEC, University of Geneva
  • 1999–2002 Sales Representative at MSD, Switzerland
  • 2002 joined Vifor Pharma, Switzerland, as a Product Manager; 2005 appointed group Product Manager and 2007 Head of Marketing, Specialities Products
  • 2011-2016 Business Unit Manager, Specialities
  • Since 2017 Head Business Unit CNS & Pneumology

Gabrielle Gache

Head BDL, Marketing & Sales Services

  • German citizen
  • Executive MBA, HEC Paris, France; MS in economics, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France
  • 1993–2008 various positions in finance and marketing, implementation of strategic cross-functional projects at Pfizer in France and then at PremUP, a medical research foundation
  • 2009 joined Vifor Pharma, Switzerland, as an International Marketing Manager for Ferinject
  • Since 2010 Head BDL, Marketing & Sales Services

Roland Koch

Head Finance Switzerland & Austria

  • Swiss citizen
  • Lic. rer. pol., University of Fribourg
  • 1991–1994 Controller in the Public Networks division at Ascom in Berne
  • 1994 joined Vifor Pharma, first as a Controller and then as Head of Controlling, Villars-sur-Glâne
  • 2006 – 2013 Head of Finance & Administration Vifor Ltd.
  • Since 2013 Head Finance Switzerland & Austria

Dr. Balz Ryf

Head Market Access & Communications

  • Swiss citizen
  • Dr. oec. HSG, University of St. Gallen - School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs (HSG)
  • 1992 Internship Ernst & Young, Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1993–2002 Consultant/Principal, Ernst & Young Consulting/Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Bern/Wiesbaden
  • 1997-2005 Lecturer for “Strategic Management”, University of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Architecture/Engineering and Information Technology, Bern
  • 2006 Product Management, Bristol-Myers-Squibb, Baar
  • 2002-2008 Various responsibilities in Sales, Marketing and Account Management, MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme, Glattbrugg
  • 2009-2012 Pricing & Market Access Manager, MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme, Glattbrugg/Luzern
  • Since 2009 Vice President of Swiss Association of Health Economics
  • 2013-2016 Head Market Access, Vifor Pharma, Villars-sur-Glâne
  • Since 2017 Head Market Access & Communications

Dr. Pascal Schumacher

Head Business Unit GP, Gynecology & Gastroenterology

  • Swiss citizen
  • Master of business administration, University of Fribourg / San Diego State University
  • PhD in business administration, University of Fribourg / Yale School of Management
  • 2005 - 2007: Market Research Manager, GSK
  • 2007 - 2011: Brand Manager CNS, GSK
  • 2011 - 2014: Senior Consultant, Unico
  • 2014 - 2016: Marketing Manager, Vifor Pharma
  • 2016 - 2017: Head of Business Unit Iron, Vifor Pharma
  • Since 2017: Head Business Unit GP, Gynecology & Gastroenterology

Dr. Christian Terreaux

Head Medical Switzerland & Austria

  • Swiss citizen
  • Federal diploma in pharmacy, University of Lausanne
  • Ph.D. of the University of Lausanne
  • Teaching and research at the University of Lausanne
  • 2003 joined Medichemie AG (since 01.2005: Vifor AG) as Medical Advisor
  • Medical Affairs Director (CHCI since 2009 and et Infectious Diseases/OTX since 2011
  • Head of Strategic Business Unit et Infectious Diseases/OTX since 2013
  • Since 12/2014 Medical Director Switzerland/Austria

Dr. Philippe Widmer

Head Business Unit Cardiology, Nephrology & Oncology

  • Swiss and Canadian citizenship
  • Doctorate degree in pharmacy, University of Berne
  • 8 years in hospital pharmacy and pharmaceutical development
  • 16 years with Novartis in different functions and countries (sales, marketing and clinical development in Switzerland, North America and Eastern Europe)
  • Joined Vifor Pharma in 2016 as Sales Manager
  • Head Business Unit since 2017

Nadia Piller

Head HR Switzerland & Austria

  • Swiss citizen
  • HR specialist with Federal certificate of higher vocational education and training, CAS HES-SO in business management
  • 1993 joined Vifor Pharma in Villars-sur-Glâne as an HR assistant and since 1995 responsible HR administration
  • 2002 Head of Human Resources at Vifor Pharma Villars-sur-Glâne & Ettingen
  • 2011 Head of Human Resources at Vifor Pharma Villars-sur-Glâne & Ettingen & head of Shared Services Center Switzerland
  • 2014 Head of Human Resources at Vifor Pharma Villars-sur-Glâne & Ettingen
  • 2016 Head HR Fribourg/Ettingen & HR Operations Partner CH/AT