AZ’s Head of CVRM Joins Novo

Novo Nordisk announced Ludovic Helfgott (pictured below), current global head of AZ’s CV, renal, and metabolism (CVRM), is joining Novo as the Executive VP of Biopharm. According to the press release, Helfgott will join Novo effective April 3, 2019 at which point Jesper Brandgaard, current head of Novo Biopharm and well-known former CFO, will retire. Below, FENIX provides thoughts on Helfgott’s appointment and potential future impact to Novo as well as an analysis of how the Biopharm position could help Helfgott’s career.

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Matthew Maryniak

President of Fenix Group International

Matthew has been a thought leader in the high-growth therapeutic areas of diabetes and cardiovascular medicine since 2006, making regular attendance at large and small CV/met scientific meetings and an architect of novel methods for assessing market opportunities. He has over a decade of experience in leading CV/met consulting engagements, is a published author in PM360 and Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, and has been quoted in The Pink Sheet on anti-thrombotics.

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