A successful company needs strong management

Our Executive Management Team leads and guides the company, utilising decades of experience and cultivating a future-oriented mindset – always open to change.

A positive and appreciative mindset has been paramount in the company’s philosophy since the company was founded. The trust in the employees, the development of experts and managers and the motivation to explore new ways of working are still central components of the corporate and management culture across all company locations.

Our Executive Management Team consists of six members. Each member is responsible for an area within the company under the overall management of Christian Kanzelmeyer and Beate Küter.


Christian
Kanzelmeyer CEO

Christian Kanzelmeyer - hameln pharma

Stephen
Watkin CCO

Stephen Watkin - hameln pharma

Anja
Bosbach CRAO

Anja Bosbach - hameln pharma

Ulrich
Dönges CSCO

Ulrich Dönges - hameln pharma

Kai
Reimers CTO

Kai Reimers - hameln pharma

Frank
Jahrand CFO

Frank Jahrand - hameln pharma

Beate
Küter CEO

Beate Küter - hameln pharma

Christian KanzelmeyerChief Executive Officer

Christian began his career in the pharmaceutical industry in 1987 at Merck KGaA Pharma Germany. In 1999 he took over the management of the Merck KGaA Group in Austria. In his subsequent position as Corporate Vice President Business Development, he was responsible for global business developments at ALTANA Pharma AG.

With his extensive experience in other management positions in well-known pharmaceutical companies, he has been running the business of hameln pharma gmbh very successfully since 2010. He is supported by an international team of specialists from the pharmaceutical industry, the members of the Executive Management Team:

Beate KüterChief Executive Officer

After graduating with a master’s degree in economics, Beate Küter started her career in the pharmaceutical industry in market research at Rhône-Poulenc-Rorer GmbH.

In the subsequent years she took over several management responsibilities, mainly in the field of sales and marketing, that enabled her to generate a vast range of experience as well as broad market knowledge for various indications.

Her 25+ years of experience in positions of responsibility mostly in small to mid-sized corporations make Beate the perfect fit to succeed Christian Kanzelmeyer.

Stephen WatkinChief Commercial Officer

After graduating in pharmacology and chemistry from Sheffield University in the UK, Stephen was responsible for various therapeutic and consumer-oriented areas in regional and global marketing roles.

With more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and management in the pharmaceutical industry, Stephen originally came to hameln pharma as Managing Director in the United Kingdom and is now responsible for global sales and marketing activities as a member of the international management team.

Anja Bosbach Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer

Anja brings over 20 years of experience in the field of Regulatory Affairs within the pharmaceutical industry after studying food chemistry. Since 2010 she has served as Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer and joined the Executive Management Team in September 2018. Prior to that she was also responsible for different functions such as Pharmacovigilance and Quality Management.

Today she is responsible for an international team of 20 colleagues, located over different locations in three countries.

Ulrich DöngesChief Supply Chain Officer (interim)

After his master’s degree (Dipl. Ing.) in control engineering Ulrich Dönges started his career as an engineer in a manufacturing site of Procter & Gamble (P&G). There he also took over responsibilities in Plant Finance and Operations Management.

He then moved to the European Headquarters of P&G in Geneva where he had various leadership roles in Supply Chain Management for regional and global businesses. His career also included leadership roles in Innovation Management and post-merger integration of global Supply Chains.

In September 2022 he started as interim manager of the Operations and Supply department and is responsible, among other accountabilities, for securing the performance of the global Supply Chain.

Kai ReimersChief Technology Officer

After studying business informatics, Kai began his career in the pharmaceutical industry in the field of IT integration. Today he has more than 20 years of experience in process and organizational development in production of liquid pharmaceuticals and in supply chain management.

For four years he headed the Operations & Supply division and in this position was responsible for quality management as well as for securing the entire supply chain.

In his new role as Chief Technology Officer, he is responsible for translating the digital transformation into forward-looking corporate and business-unit strategies and drives innovation processes in an efficient and resource-optimised manner.

Frank JahrandChief Financial Officer

Frank began his career after completing his studies as a controller in an international group of companies. As the later CFO and managing director of a division of this group, he was responsible for corporate finance and the group structure with its legal entities for nine years and supported various locations in Germany and the Czech Republic.

With over 20 years of experience in the areas of finance, controlling and general management, Frank has been enriching the hameln pharma team as CFO and member of the Executive Management Team since August 2019.


Locations


hameln pharma owns eight companies worldwide. The head office in Hameln, Germany and companies in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Hong Kong and Australia.


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Do you recognize yourself in our company image and vision? Do you want to contribute and commit to the continued success of our company? Learn more about a career with hameln pharma and find current vacancies.

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