Alvotech has appointed Rasmus Rojkjaer as Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Eef Schimmelpennink, who has stepped down from his role.
As CEO of Alvotech, Rasmus brings over 20 years of global biopharmaceutical leadership and a strong track record of value creation. Prior to joining Alvotech, he held various senior leadership positions at Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Novo Nordisk. At Mylan, Rasmus created and led the establishment of its biosimilar strategy.
Commenting on the appointment, Robert Wessman, Alvotech’s Chairman and founder, said:
Rojkjaer Rasmus leads the management team and is spearheading the creation of a new, fully-integrated specialty biopharmaceutical company. With his knowledge and expertise, Rasmus will help Alvotech become a global market leader in biogenerics through the development of high quality, cost-controlled biosimilar products.
With more than two decades of industry experience, Rasmus has a reputation for building and driving winning teams and developing capabilities in biopharmaceuticals. He established and led the creation of Mylan’s biologics growth drivers; and at Novo, held various management positions during its establishment in biopharmaceuticals.
Rasmus holds a Ph.D in Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan. He is a member of Alvotech’s and Alvogen’s Executive Boards and is based in Reykjavik, Iceland.