Boehringer Ingelheim has appointed Dr Joachim Hasenmaier (pictured) to its board of managing directors to head both consumer and animal health in a series of changes at the top for the German pharma company.
Dr Hasenmaier, who assumes his new role from October 1, 2012, has been with Boehringer since 2001, serving initially as divisional head, animal health, before taking over as regional business manager for Northern Europe and Canada in 2011.
“Joachim Hasenmaier's appointment is the outcome of a long term human resource strategy,” said Christian Boehringer, chair of the company's shareholders' committee.
“Recognising the special focus of animal health and the consumer healthcare business on the end-customer, it is meaningful to combine responsibilities in one board division.”
In addition, Professor Wolfram Carius, previously responsible for the board division of human resources and operations, will take charge of the new board division of biopharmaceuticals and operations to reflect Boehringer's increased focus on biosimilars.
Board chair Professor Andreas Barner will take over responsibilities for human resources as well as remaining board member for research & development and medicine.
The finance board division has also now been “distinctly separated” from the rest of the board divisions, with responsibility to remain with Hubertus von Baumbach.
Engelbert Tjeenk-Willink also stays in charge of Boehringer's prescriptions medicine business.