Anil Okay comes to Alvotech with an impressive track record as a general manager, P&L owner, commercial operations professional and expert negotiator, completing countless license, acquisition, supply, distribution, and sales and marketing agreements, worth >$25B. Over the course of his 15-year career in the pharmaceutical industry, Anil developed an extensive network and deep expertise in Commercial Operations, BD and M&A, which he oversees for Alvotech. Anil played an integral role in building and establishing Alvotech’s go-to-market strategy, securing partnerships in more than 100 countries worldwide. Concurrently, he started Adalvo in 2018 and built it up to becoming one of the leading B2B companies in Europe.
Prior to his experience as CCO of Alvotech and GM and Board Member of Adalvo, Anil was Head of Global Licensing for HELM AG where he managed all partnerships for small molecules in addition to biosimilars through a joint venture with Gedeon Richter, resulting in the most successful commercial performance in the company’s 40-year history. He also held positions of increasing responsibility at Abdi Ibrahim, in various regions and functions, eventually heading all international market operations where he developed and led the successful execution of a global market entry strategy including more than 30 new markets. He began his career at Sanofi as a medical rep and transitioned to business development.
Anil holds an MBA from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and a Master of Marketing Management from Galatasaray University. He completed a Bachelor of Engineering with a double major in Mathematics and Computer Engineering, graduating with honors. He has continued honing his skillset through various executive education programs at Harvard and INSEAD.
Anil was recognized “Leader of the Year” at the 2021 Global Generics and Biosimilars Awards.