Company: Orion Pharma R&D
Job title: Animal Health Development Director
With more than 19 years of experience in Animal Health Pharmaceutical Research and Development, I have contributed significantly to several novel and generic product authorizations for both farm and companion animals. I graduated in 1988 from Veterinary College in Helsinki and started my career as a Research Fellow at MTT Agrifood Research, first at Animal Breeding Department in Jokioinen and later at Equine Research in Ypäjä where I worked at the stud farm and carried out research regarding equine reproduction and embryo transfer. Upon completion of my PhD in 1999, I joined the pharmaceutical industry and started as a Development Manager at Orion Pharma Animal Health in Turku. Since 2005 I have been the Head of Animal Health in the joint (human and AH) Clinical R&D. Currently in my position as Development Director, I am leading the Animal Health R&D Therapy Area team and representing R&D in the Animal Health Business Team. Orion Pharma R&D develops proprietary products for global markets. Our best known Animal Health brands are Sileo, Domosedan, Dexdomitor, Domitor, Antisedan and Broilact.