Torvald De Coverly Veale

Torvald De Coverly Veale
Head of Products & Brands, General Manager Vifor Consumer Health

  • Born 1960, British citizen
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Politics (Bristol University, UK): Unilever Graduate Business Program
  • 1982–2007 Brand Management, Trade Marketing, Sales Management, Marketing Manager and Business Group Chairman at Unilever (UK); Business Development Director at Unilever East Asia & Pacific; Marketing Director & Latin America Category Director at Unilever Brazil; Vice President Marketing at Unilever Latin America; Global Brand Director & European Category Director at Unilever; International Managing Director at Visit Britain; 2007–2015 Director of International Brands at Alliance Boots / Walgreens Boots Alliance in London & Bern
  • Since 2015 Head Products & Brands Business sector
  • Since 2017 member of the Corporate Executive Committee of Galenica Group
Thomas Hannemann

Thomas Hannemann
Head of Sales

  • Swiss and German citizen
  • 1992-1999: Degree and doctorate in agricultural science in the field of economics and social sciences from Hohenheim University, Germany
  • From 2000 to 2005: Worked in a variety of areas and held positions in the sales force and key account management at Nestlé Nutrition, Germany
  • 2006: Moved to Novartis Consumer Health Switzerland as Key Account Manager for German-speaking Switzerland, served subsequently as Head of Key Account Management
  • 2012: Started work at Vifor Pharma as Head of Sales OTC, Switzerland
Stefan Wälti

Stefan Wälti
Head of Strategic Planning & Business Services

  • Swiss citizen
  • Master of Science in chemistry from Bern University
  • Master of Advanced Studies in Management, Technology and Economics from ETH Zurich
  • 2000–2002: Consultant at MLP Private Finance; 2002–2005: Held positions as Project Manager in the areas of Human Resources and Business Development at Valora
  • 2005: Started work at Vifor Pharma Consumer Healthcare Switzerland as Brand Manager; subsequently served as Business Development & Licensing Manager at Vifor Pharma Consumer Healthcare International; then held the position of Senior Manager Therapeutic Areas/BD&L at Vifor Pharma Consumer Healthcare Switzerland
  • Since 2011: Head of Marketing at Vifor Consumer Health SA
Chantal Weibel

Chantal Weibel
Head of Marketing Mother Brand

  • Swiss citizen, born in Lausanne in 1973
  • 1997 lic. phil. I, Lausanne
  • 2000–2008: Held various positions in marketing at Feldschlösschen Getränke AG/Carlsberg Breweries AG; developed the innovation Eve von Cardinal
  • 2008–2009: Brand Management at Novartis Consumer Health
  • 2009: Executive MBA Sales & Marketing in St. Gallen
  • 2009–2015: Involved with the advertising agency Startbahnwest, Business Management, Head of Strategy and Consulting
  • 2015: Started work at Vifor Consumer Health SA as Marketing Manager
  • 2016: Head of Marketing Mother Brand
Michele Borri

Michele Borri
Head of Global Brands

  • Italian citizen
  • 1975: Born in Brazil, has lived in Argentina, Germany and France 1998: lic. Ec HEC Geneva/degree in business administration
  • 2001-2009: Held various positions at L'Oréal in France and Switzerland
  • 2009: Moved to Novartis Consumer Health as Head of Sales for the Swiss market
  • 2012: Started work at Vifor Pharma as General Manager Consumer Healthcare Switzerland
Reto Aschwanden

Reto Aschwanden
Head of BD&L and Partner+ Brands

  • Swiss citizen
  • Master of Science in economics from Bern University
  • Employed by ABB and Ernst & Young
  • 2000–2003: Brand Manager for the Züllig Group in Singapore
  • 2003: Started work at Vifor Pharma in the international OTC area. Set up the international OTC unit
  • Since 2007: Brand Manager and Therapeutic Area Manager at Vifor Consumer Healthcare Switzerland
  • Since 2011: Business Development and Licensing Manager CHC Switzerland
Sergio Mantelli

Sergio Mantelli
Head of Scientific Affairs & Public Affairs

  • 1980: Degree in pharmacy from Lausanne University
  • 1984: Dr. sci. nat. degree from ETH Zurich
  • 1984–1987: Head of the pilot production facility in the production area at Wander SA, Bern
  • 1987–1988: Assistant Director at Vifor Pharma at the Villars-sur Glâne site
  • 1988–1994: Held various management positions in production and research at Vifor Pharma in Villars-sur-Glâne; 1989–1991: Site Manager
  • 1994–2004: Head of Scientific Direction
  • 2004–2010: Head of Regulatory Affairs and Public Affairs at Vifor Pharma, Villars-sur-Glâne and Ettingen
  • 2011-2014: Head of Swiss Regulatory Affairs & Public Affairs
  • Since 2015: Head of Scientific Affairs at Vifor Consumer Health SA
Alexandre Missègue

Alexandre Missègue
Head of Finance & Supply Chain

  • Master's degree (Lic. rer. pol.) in business management from the University of Fribourg
  • 1999: Financial Controller, Marketing & Sales, Swisscom Ltd
  • 2001: Bank auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd
  • 2003: Financial Controller at Van Cleef & Arpels Logistics Ltd
  • 2005: Industrial Financial Controller, Supply Chain & Scientific at Vifor Ltd
  • 2009: Head of Controlling at Vifor Ltd
  • July 2015: Head of Finance & Supply Chain Ltd
Monika Thorne

Monika Thorne
Head of Beauty Brands

  • 2016 - Vifor Consumer Health, Head of Marketing Beauty Brands
  • 2013 – 2015 Procter & Gamble HQ, European Marketing Manager Olay
  • 2010 – 2013 Procter & Gamble HQ, Global Marketing Manager DDF skin care
  • 2009 – 2010 Procter & Gamble UK, Brand Operations Manager Haircare
  • 2007 – 2009 Procter & Gamble UK, Brand Operations Manager, OTC, Snacks & Batteries
Daniel Matzinger

Daniel Matzinger
Head of Medical Affairs

  • Swiss citizen
  • Dr. sc. nat. ETH Zurich
  • Dipl. LM.-Ing. ETH Zurich
  • Laboratory Manager in vitamin research at F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
  • Project Manager in clinical research at Basel University Hospital, Gastroenterology Department
  • Senior Manager Scientific Affairs at Novartis Consumer Health Switzerland AG
  • March 2012: Started work at Vifor Pharma Switzerland as Medical Advisor
  • Since December 2012: Head of Medical Affairs Consumer Healthcare

Vifor Consumer Health AG
Route de Moncor 10
1752 Villars-sur-Glâne 1

Tel. +41 58 851 93 00
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