3 June 2021 - Deborah Wilkes
Neuraxpharm has hired a chief operating officer, the Association of the European Self-Care Industry (AESGP) has elected its executive team for the next two years, and the Spanish self-care industry association, the ANEFP, has elected a president.
Neuraxpharm appoints chief operating officer
Neuraxpharm has appointed Maximilian von Wülfing to the newly-created position of chief operating officer.
Von Wülfing joins the German company from Viatris where he was general manager for Germany. Before taking up the German post, he was general manager in a number of European countries for Mylan, which is now part of Viatris.
Neuraxpharm pointed out that von Wülfing had 15 years of international leadership experience in the pharmaceutical industry. In addition to Mylan and Viatris, he has worked for Abbott, Altana, Nycomed and Takeda.
Jörg-Thomas Dierks, chief executive officer of Neuraxpharm, described von Wülfing as a “proven commercial expert and an experienced manager with a strong track record in the international pharmaceutical sector”.
Neuraxpharm said the creation of the new position and appointment of von Wülfing “strengthens its commercial leadership, underpinning its strategic focus as a leader in the central nervous system (CNS)”.
The German company said it continued to pursue its European expansion strategy, pointing out that it had increased its foothold from a presence in two countries to a presence in 18 in five years.
Specialty pharmaceutical company Neuraxpharm, which was known as NuPharm Group until October 2018, has been owned by private-equity firm Permira since 2020.
The German company’s goal is to be the “European leader in pharmaceutical products for treatment of the CNS”.
Neuraxpharm has a direct presence in key European countries including Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and the UK. The company’s products are available in more than 50 countries.
AESGP elects executive team
The Association of the European Self-Care Industry (AESGP) has re-elected Birgit Schuhbauer, Johnson & Johnson’s global vice president OTC franchise, as its president for the next two years.
Jaume Pey – director general of the Spanish self-care industry association, the ANEFP – has been re-elected treasurer.
Completing the executive team are two vice-presidents – Neprofarm’s Bernard Mauritz and Schwabe Pharma’s Traugott Ulrich.
ANEFP elects a president
The Spanish self-care industry association, the ANEFP, has re-elected Alberto Bueno, chief executive officer of Laboratorios Salvat, as president for a third term.
Commenting on his plans as president of the ANEFP, Bueno said the self-care sector should continue contributing to preventing and controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and overcoming the economic crisis.
Bueno joined Salvat in 2013.