Management

  • Daniel Schneider President and Chief Executive Officer

    Dan Schneider joined Photocure November 2018. He brings more than 25 years of experience in developing and expanding rapidly growing healthcare companies in the U.S., most recently as the General Manager for Ablynx N.V. in North America. He has also held executive management positions in other pharmaceutical and biotech companies, including BTG International, Somaxon Pharmaceuticals and Sepracor.

    Mr. Schneider is a U.S. citizen and holds an MBA from Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from St. Louis University with a double major in Finance and Marketing.

    Daniel Schneider holds 295,000 share options and 70,254 shares in the Company.

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  • Erik Dahl Chief Financial Officer

    Erik Dahl, joined Photocure in August 2012 as CFO. He has more than 30 years of experience from senior level financial management roles, with responsibilities within corporate finance, legal and financial restructurings, M&A and capital market transactions. He has held various CFO roles in both public and private companies. Mr. Dahl has a Bachelor degree in finance and accounting from the Norwegian School of Economics.

    Erik Dahl holds 122,500 share options and 26,863 shares in the Company.

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  • Geoffrey Coy Vice President and General Manager of U.S. Operations

    Geoff Coy joined Photocure in October 2019. He has nearly 25 years of experience in the life sciences industry including sales, marketing, sales operations and market access in the biopharmaceuticals and medical device areas. Prior to joining Photocure Geoff was the Commercial Vice President of Sales and Marketing for BTG International (Boston Scientific) where he lead strategic and operational business development. Prior to BTG Geoff has been in leadership roles for Sepracor Pharmaceuticals and GlaxoSmithKline. Geoff has a proven track record and ability to build and develop high-performing commercial teams that deliver results.

    Geoffrey Coy holds 170,000 share options and 8,081 shares in the Company.

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  • Grete Hogstad
    Grete Hogstad Vice President Global Strategic Marketing & Business Development

    Grete Hogstad, joined Photocure in February 2005 as VP Marketing & Sales, with main responsibility for building the commercial operations in the Nordic. She has a degree in pharmacy from the University of Oslo, as well as a business degree from the Norwegian School of Management. She has held various leading positions in R&D, commercial operations, marketing and brand management and business development in Alpharma and Novo Nordisk Pharma, and is a founding member of the Generics Association in Norway.

    Grete Hogstad holds 77,500 share options and 30,719 shares in the Company.

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  • Patricia Kelly Vice President Global Human Resources

    Patti Kelly joined Photocure in September 2020 after having worked with the company on due diligence, key personnel recruitment and acquisition of global rights for Hexvix as an external HR advisor for several months. She brings over 25 years of HR leadership experience to the Company. Ms. Kelly was the Chief HR Officer for Capsugel, a global Pharma technology company where she established the global HR function for the private equity-owned company after they separated from Pfizer. She held this role until 2017 when she started her HR consulting business. Prior to Pfizer, she worked for Schering-Plough (Merck) where she held positions of increasing responsibility over 16 years with her last role as VP HR Animal Health and Consumer Health.
    Ms. Kelly received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Montclair State University and an M.B.A. in Management from Fairleigh Dickenson University.

    Patti Kelly holds 80,000 share options in the Company.

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  • Anders Neijber Vice President Global Medical Affairs and Clinical Development

    Anders Neijber joined Photocure in August 2021, bringing over 25 years of substantial experience in the uro-oncology area and successful leadership in the pharmaceutical industry. He has had global and regional assignments, both in the U.S. and Europe, within Clinical R&D and Medical Affairs, having worked for Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson&Johnson, Allergan and Ferring, where he held a similar global Medical Affairs leadership role as V.P., Global Therapeutic Area Head Uro-Oncology. Most recently he worked in Medical Affairs for Novartis in the Nordics.
    Anders completed his MD and PhD from Karolinska University, is a board certified urologist, and also holds an MBA from Western Michigan University. He held an assistant Professor position at the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey.

    Anders Neijber holds 20,000 share options in Photocure.

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  • Susanne Strauss Vice President and General Manager of Europe

    Susanne Strauss joined Photocure in July 2020 following Photocure's regaining worldwide rights to Hexvix and the establishment of its own commercial operations in Europe. She brings over 20 years of international leadership experience in medical devices, life sciences and pharma, living and working across Europe and Asia with occasional remits in the U.S.
    Most recently Ms. Strauss held the position of General Manager of Asia Pacific for legacy BTG at Boston Scientific after leading BTG's Interventional Pulmonology Business as VP Commercial and expanding BTG's Interventional Oncology Business into Europe. Before that she worked in leadership positions for Convatec, Janssen-Cilag and Baxter.
    She holds a PhD in Technical Chemistry and an MBA from SDA Bocconi.

    Susanne Strauss holds 157,500 share options in the Company.

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Advisors

  • Inger Ferner Heglund Advisor -  Research and Development

    Inger Ferner Heglund, the former Vice President Research and Development, joined Photocure in 2006 as Director, Business Relations and was appointed Vice President Research and Development from January 2007. In 2018 she became an Advisor to the Leadership Team. She has a degree in physiology from the University of Oslo and extensive experience within R&D. She has held various leadership positions in preclinical development and project management in GE Healthcare before joining Photocure.

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