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 five members. Each member is responsible for an area within the company under the overall management of Beate Küter.

Küter CEO

Beate Küter - hameln pharma

Bosbach CRAO

Anja Bosbach - hameln pharma

Jahrand CFO

Frank Jahrand - hameln pharma

Lergenmüller CSCO

Ralph Lergenmüller - hameln pharma

Watkin CCO

Stephen Watkin - hameln pharma

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.

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.

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.

Ralph LergenmüllerChief Supply Chain Officer

After studying industrial engineering at the HTW in Saarbrücken, he worked in various industries in the field of supply chain management. Most recently in a management role at a leading manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API).

With over 20 years of professional experience in the various areas of supply chain management, he took over as Chief Supply Chain Officer for Operations and Supply on 1 June 2023. At the same time, he became a member of the Executive Management Team.

In this position, he is primarily responsible for securing the global supply chains and for quality.

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.


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.


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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