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Andrea Pontiggia

Head of Intl. Commercial Business


  • +25 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical industry, with a focus on sales and marketing and licensing out
  • 15 years with the Helsinn Group in a number of sales and licensing role…
  • Appointed Helsinn’s Head of Sales in 2016
  • Prior to joining Helsinn, held sales and marketing roles at Baxter Healthcare Corporation and Alfa Sigma Corporation
  • Holds a MBA from Bocconi University, Milan and a PhD in Molecular Biology from Dibit/HSR Milan and Department of Genetics at Cambridge

Helsinn's Senior Management Team

Deirdre Hurley

Local General Manager, Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Ireland

Paul Rittman

Local CEO, Helsinn Therapeutics (U.S.), Inc., USA

Enrico Magnani

Group Chief Strategy Officer

Cristina Marenzi

Group Head of People and Engagement

Matteo Santi

Group Head of Ethics, Legal and Governance

Roberto Lazari

Group Head of ICT and Digital

Andrea Pontiggia

Head of Intl. Commercial Business