General Counsel and Head of Legal

Tanya Zharov

With over 20 years of international experience in biotechnology, healthcare, and financial services as an executive and corporate lawyer, Tanya Zharov brings with her a strong track record in business and innovation-driven global life science to Alvotech. Tanya is responsible for all legal affairs of the company, compliance, and security and serves as the Board Secretary.

Prior to joining Alvotech, she was the deputy CEO and Compliance Officer at deCODE genetics, a renowned Icelandic world leader in human genetics acquired by Amgen in 2012. A lawyer by training, she also acted as Corporate Counsel, leading the securities regulation and compliance team behind deCODE’s US IPO, the first of its kind for an Icelandic company.

In-between her stints at deCODE, Tanya was a Founding Partner and Deputy CEO of Audur Capital, an Icelandic securities firm, where her responsibilities spanned legal affairs, wealth management, corporate finance, private equity, and capital markets. She is a specialist in US and global public markets law, regulation, and best practices. Early in her career, Tanya served as a Tax Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and holds a Cand. Juris law degree from the University of Iceland. Tanya is a European Patent Attorney.