Mr. Michel Vounatsos is the current CEO of Biogen, Inc. He is the leader of one of the largest Biotech companies in the nation. It’s interesting to learn more about the powerful executives who have worked their way to the top in their industries and Mr. Vounatsos brings an impressive CV to the job. We’ve chosen ten interesting facts about his career and his life to offer a more complete picture of who the man at the help of Biogen is and what he brings to the job.
Mr. Michel Vounatsos joined Biogen in 2016 as Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer after a 20 year career at Merck. While at Merck, he held leadership positions of increasing responsibility in Europe, China, and the U.S., driving significant and consistent growth across multiple geographies. Most recently, he served as President, Primary Care Business Line and Merck Customer Centricity leading Merck’s global primary care business unit, a role which encompassed Merck’s cardiology-metabolic, general medicine, women’s health and biosimilars groups, and developed and instituted a strategic framework for enhancing the company’s relationships with key constituents, including providers, payers and retailers and governmental bodies throughout the world. Earlier in his career, Mr. Vounatsos held management positions at Ciba-Geigy.
Mr. Vounatsos received his C.S.C.T. certificate in Medicine from the Universite Victor Segalen, Bordeaux II, France, and his M.B.A. from the HEC School of Management in Paris.
Biogen is an American global biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, specializing in the discovery, development, and delivery of therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative, hematologic, and autoimmune diseases to patients worldwide.