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Ferring hires former Boehringer exec as CMO

October 4, 2017
Life sciences

Privately-held Swiss drugmaker Ferring Pharmaceuticals has appointed Professor Klaus Dugi as executive vice president and chief medical officer (CMO), effective immediately.

He will be responsible for global medical affairs, quality assurance and pharmacovigilance. In addition, he will also be a member of the Ferring executive board.

Prior to this role, Prof Dugi held various leadership roles at Germany’s Boehringer Ingelheim, including vice president global medical affairs, CMO, and, most recently, managing director UK & Ireland.

“Making the industry more patient-centric has always been a top priority for Prof Dugi, and this is perfectly aligned with our company philosophy and commitment to solving unmet patient needs, particularly in the area of reproductive and maternal health,” said Michel Pettigrew, president of the executive board and chief operating officer, Ferring Pharmaceuticals.

A Professor of Medicine, with a speciality in internal medicine, Prof Dugi continues to teach medicine at Heidelberg University, Germany. He also spent four years carrying out research at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and has published more than 70 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals including The Lancet and Diabetes.

Source: The Pharma Letter

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