Board members

The Vironova board members

Anders Milton

Chairman of the Board
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Anders Milton

Chairman of the Board

Born 1947. Chairman of the Board since 2008. B.Sc., M.D., Ph.D. Milton is the president of ERNA, a member of the government appointed Catastrophe Commission and a consultant within the health care sector. Dr. Milton is also on the board of publicly traded Q-Med AB. Dr. Milton has a long history of elected positions as well as government appointed positions. He has previously been both CEO and Secretary General of the Swedish Medical Association, chairman of the Council of the World Medical Association, Chairman of the Swedish Red Cross and Chairman of the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations (SACO), as well as Government appointed co-ordinator of psychiatric services in Sweden and government appointed chairman of a committee on HIV/AIDS.

Alf Sollevi

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Alf Sollevi

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Born 1951. Member of the Board since 2014. Professor in anesthesiology and intensive care since 1999 at the Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology at the Karolinska Institute. Dr. Sollevi received his medical degree in 1976 and became a licensed physician in 1978. He received his PhD in 1981. After two years as Associate Professor of Pharmacology, he became a docent in anesthesiology and intensive care in 1986. During a long period, from 1982 to 2008, Dr. Sollevi has led a research group that conducted basic studies as well as clinical examinations regarding effects and clinical applicability of the endogenous substance adenosine.

Ulf Säther

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Ulf Säther

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Born 1959. Member of the board since 2014. M.Sc. from Stockholm School of Economics. Ulf has 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, mostly in international and global roles. Most recently 10 years as President Europe in AstraZeneca, based in Brussels, followed by the role as Global Marketing Director at the company headquarters in London. Earlier in his career he also held sales and marketing roles in the US. Board member in RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden), a government body with 2500 employees doing front line research in collaboration with industry, N-side, Leuwen Belgium, a consulting firm in mathematical analysis, Nobelux, a trade org to support trade between Sweden and Belux. Former member of the board at AB Blåklader (working wear) and Chairman in the AZ Germany Supervisory Board. Industrial Advisor at EQT.

Mats Persson

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Mats Persson

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Born 1948. Member of the board since 2014. M.Sc. from Stockholm School of Economics, MBA from University of Berkeley, California. Mats Persson has extensive experience as CEO at several Swedish companies including AGA Gas, Thermiaverken, Candor and Interspiro, with a focus on implementing major organizational changes and increasing profitability. During 1996-2012 Mats Persson served as main shareholder in Neuman and Nydahl, offering qualified counselling, leadership development and recruitment at managerial level to leading companies in Sweden, including Incentive, Skanska, Swedbank, Boliden, Loomis, Nynäs and Pharmacia. Mats Persson has over 20 years of experience in board work, and is currently board member at Prolight Diagnostics, Newfour, QBNK (Aktietorget) and Vironova.

Maria Homman

Deputy Board member
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Maria Homman

Deputy Board member

Maria Homman holds a PhD in polymer technology and has been a manager within R&D at AkzoNobel (initially Casco Adhesives) for 10 years, with responsibility for the development of products from idea to market, as well as customer support. Dr. Maria Homman was previously Member of the Board (2006-2011) and Chairman of the Board (2006-2008).

Peter Thurell

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Peter Thurell

Deputy Board member

Born 1946. Deputy member since 2014. Chairman and CEO of international pharmaceutical company Item Development since 1989, following a period of positions as controller/troubleshooter and/or president in several medium-size subsidiaries of Swedish investment group Navigator. Trained in the Royal Swedish Navy (captain), at the University of Lund (law), the University of Stockholm (tax law), the Stockholm School of Economics (BSc in economics and business administration) and IMD in Lausanne (international executive program).

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