Severin Schwan

CEO, Roche Group

Digitalization & Innovation - Success Factors for the Future.

Severin Schwan, CEO, Roche Group
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Dr Severin Schwan was born and raised in Tyrol.
After studying economics and law at the Universities of Innsbruck, York and Oxford and research stays in Leuven, Severin Schwan, who holds a doctorate in law, began his professional career in the Finance Department at Roche in 1993.
In 2004 he was appointed Regional Head in Singapore for the Diagnostics Division for Asia-Pacific and returned to Switzerland in 2006. There he assumed global responsibility for the Diagnostics business and was appointed CEO of the entire Roche Group in 2008.

In addition, Dr Schwan serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse AG, as Vice-President of the International Pharmaceutical IFPMA and on the advisory board of the mayor of of the Mayor of Shanghai. Dr Schwan is married, has three children and lives with his family in Basel.


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