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

  • Born 1960, British and Swedish citizen
  • Full MBA-style Unilever Graduate Business Training program, Unilever Graduate program, Brand management, Trade Marketing and Regional Sales Management, Bachelor of Science in Economics and Politics, Bristol University, U.K.
  • 1987-2007 Marketing Manager and Business Group Chairman at Birds Eye Walls (U.K), Business Development Director at Unilever East Asia and Pacific Region in Jakarta, Marketing Director at CICA in Brazil and Category Director Latin America in Sao Paulo, Vice President Marketing at Unilever Latin America & Mexico, Global Brand Director & European Category Director at Unilever in London and Rotterdam, International Managing Director at Visit Britain in London
  • 2007-2015 Director of International Brands at Alliance Boots (Walgreens Boots Alliance) in London
  • Since 2015 Head of Products & Brands Business sector and member of the Executive Management of Galenica Santé
  • Since 2017 member of the Corporate Executive Committee of Galenica Group

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fax +41 58 851 95 95