Czech Republic

2020 Edition

Interviews
Adam Vojtěch
Minister of Health, Czech Republic

Adam Vojtěch, Minister of Health of the Czech Republic, gives an update on the Ministry’s achievements and directives exactly halfway through…

David Šmehlík
Deputy Director, VZP, Czech Republic

Among the seven insurance funds in the Czech Republic, VZP is the largest with six million clients and the widest network of health service…

Adam Vojtěch
Minister of Health, Czech Republic

Adam Vojtěch, Minister of Health of the Czech Republic, gives an update on the Ministry’s achievements and directives exactly halfway through his term of office. Highlighting the full…

David Šmehlík
Deputy Director, VZP, Czech Republic

Among the seven insurance funds in the Czech Republic, VZP is the largest with six million clients and the widest network of health service providers. David Šmehlík, the…

Jakub Dvořáček
CEO, AIFP, Czech Republic

Jakub Dvořáček, CEO of the Czech Association of Innovative Pharmaceutical Industry (AIFP), describes the thorough review of…

Martin Mátl
Executive Director, ČAFF, Czech Republic

Martin Mátl, executive director of the Czech Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (ČAFF), shares the…

Jakub Dvořáček
CEO, AIFP, Czech Republic

Jakub Dvořáček, CEO of the Czech Association of Innovative Pharmaceutical Industry (AIFP), describes the thorough review of the reimbursement scheme the association has worked on along…

Martin Mált
Executive Director, ČAFF, Czech Republic

Martin Mátl, executive director of the Czech Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (ČAFF), shares the key priorities and challenges of the association and its members…

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Darina Hrdličková
Chairwoman, Association of Contract Research Organizations in the Czech Republic (ACRO-CZ)

Darina Hrdličková, chairwoman of the Association of Contract Research Orga…

Robin Turner
General Manager, Roche Czech Republic

Robin Turner, general manager of Roche Czech Republic, shares how he transformed the affiliate…

Emelie Antoni
Country President, AstraZeneca Czech Republic & Slovakia

Emelie Antoni joined AstraZeneca in Sweden 20 years ago, evolving in global…

Darina Hrdličková
Chairwoman, Association of Contract Research Organizations in the Czech Republic (ACRO-CZ)

Darina Hrdličková, chairwoman of the Association of Contract Research Organizations in the Czech Republic (ACRO-CZ), gives an overview of…

Robin Turner
General Manager, Roche Czech Republic

Robin Turner, general manager of Roche Czech Republic, shares how he transformed the affiliate from a “local” company to a highly engaged member of the Roche group…

Emelie Antoni
Country President, AstraZeneca Czech Republic & Slovakia

Emelie Antoni joined AstraZeneca in Sweden 20 years ago, evolving in global, regional and local roles. Last year, she became country mana…

Jiří Žák
Chairman, FARMAK, Czech Republic

In 1996, Jiří Žák, chairman & current CEO of FARMAK, took over the state-owned producer of vitamins FARMAKON…

Paul-François Cossa
Country Chair & General Manager CHC, Sanofi Czech Republic & Slovakia

Paul-François Cossa, country chair of Sanofi Czech Repu…

Jiří Hanzlík
Country Head, Sandoz Czech Republic

Sandoz’s Jiří Hanzlík, country head for the Czech Republic, evaluates the Czech affiliate’s role in contributing to the…

Jiří Žák
Chairman, FARMAK, Czech Republic

In 1996, Jiří Žák, chairman & current CEO of FARMAK, took over the state-owned producer of vitamins FARMAKON where he previously worked for 30 years and turned it…

Paul-François Cossa
Country Chair & General Manager CHC, Sanofi Czech Republic & Slovakia

Paul-François Cossa, country chair of Sanofi Czech Republic & Slovakia and General Manager CHC, reviews the outstanding performance of…

Jiří Hanzlík
Country Head, Sandoz Czech Republic

Sandoz’s Jiří Hanzlík, country head for the Czech Republic, evaluates the Czech affiliate’s role in contributing to the success of Sandoz globally as well as its position in the country…

Pavel Brezina
Managing Director of Czech Republic & Slovakia, Gilead Sciences

Pavel Brezina, who led the establishment of Gilead’s affiliate in the Czech Republic and Slovakia seven years…

Ingrid Šmerdová
General Manager, Adamed Czech Republic and Slovakia

Ingrid Šmerdová, General Manager of Adamed in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, shares her thoughts about…

Kieran Leahy
General Manager, Takeda Czech Republic & Slovakia

Kieran Leahy, general manager of Takeda in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, recounts how he has led…

Pavel Brezina
Managing Director of Czech Republic & Slovakia, Gilead Sciences

Pavel Brezina, who led the establishment of Gilead’s affiliate in the Czech Republic and Slovakia seven years ago, shares the amazing journey of bringing the compa…

Ingrid Šmerdová
General Manager, Adamed Czech Republic and Slovakia

Ingrid Šmerdová, General Manager of Adamed in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, shares her thoughts about the role their future product pipeline will have in continuing to build the company’s growth within the…

Kieran Leahy
General Manager, Takeda Czech Republic & Slovakia

Kieran Leahy, general manager of Takeda in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, recounts how he has led the transformation of Takeda into a specialty care organization at the local level…

Miha Kline
Country Manager, Eli Lilly Czech Republic & Slovakia

Miha Kline has been with Eli Lilly for the past 15 years, becoming Country Manager…

Patrik Reichl
CEO, CzechInvest

Patrik Reichl, CEO of CzechInvest, the Investment and Business Development Agency under the Ministry…

Martin Minarovič
Country Director, Janssen Czech Republic

Martin Minarovič, Janssen’s country director Czech Republic, discusses the success factors behind…

Miha Kline
Country Manager, Eli Lilly Czech Republic & Slovakia

Miha Kline has been with Eli Lilly for the past 15 years, becoming Country Manager Czech Republic and Slovakia four years ago. Kline shares his milestones with the affiliate successfully entering new therape…

Patrik Reichl
CEO, CzechInvest

Patrik Reichl, CEO of CzechInvest, the Investment and Business Development Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, breaks down the role of the agency in implementing the Innovation Strategy 2019–2030 

Martin Minarovič
Country Director, Janssen Czech Republic

Martin Minarovič, Janssen’s country director Czech Republic, discusses the success factors behind the company’s strong growth, not only in terms of revenue but more importantly in terms of the number…

Patrik Zachar
Vice President Central Europe, Ipsen

Patrik Zachar, Vice President Central Europe of Ipsen, shares how the company has built a strong presence in…

Emmanuelle Boishardy
General Manager, GSK Czech Republic

Emmanuelle Boishardy joined GSK in France 20 years ago. In 2017, she embarked on…

Sławek Ludwiczuk
Country Head, Bayer Consumer Health Czech Republic & Slovakia

Sławek Ludwiczuk, country head Bayer Consumer Health Czech Republic & Slovakia…

Patrik Zachar
Vice President Central Europe, Ipsen

Patrik Zachar, Vice President Central Europe of Ipsen, shares how the company has built a strong presence in oncology and neuroscience in the CE region and the Czech Republic, quickly establishing market…

Emmanuelle Boishardy
General Manager, GSK Czech Republic

Emmanuelle Boishardy joined GSK in France 20 years ago. In 2017, she embarked on her first assignment as General Manager – in the Czech affiliate. She recounts how she adapted to her new position in a…

Sławek Ludwiczuk
Country Head, Bayer Consumer Health Czech Republic & Slovakia

Sławek Ludwiczuk, country head Bayer Consumer Health Czech Republic & Slovakia, explains how Bayer has successfully adapted to the rapidly shifting retail channel…

Martin Puchwein
Country President & General Manager Pharma, Novartis Czech Republic

Martin Puchwein, country president for Novartis Group Czech Republic, and gen…

Milan Černek
Country Manager, Mylan Czech Republic

Milan Černek, country manager of Mylan in the Czech Republic, provides expert insights into current…

Petr Vaculík
Country Manager, PSI CRO Czech Republic

Petr Vaculík, country manager of PSI CRO, a privately owned Swiss clinical research organization (CRO), descri…

Martin Puchwein
Country President & General Manager Pharma, Novartis Czech Republic

Martin Puchwein, country president for Novartis Group Czech Republic, and general manager for pharma, shares his perspectives on launching innovative drugs in the country…

Milan Černek
Country Manager, Mylan Czech Republic

Milan Černek, country manager of Mylan in the Czech Republic, provides expert insights into current trends in the Czech Republic’s generics and biosimilars markets, describes the affiliate’s…

Petr Vaculík
Country Manager, PSI CRO Czech Republic

Petr Vaculík, country manager of PSI CRO, a privately owned Swiss clinical research organization (CRO), describes how the number of clinical trials is decreasing in the Czech Republic, although many continue…

Olga Starobová
Medical Director, Medical Management and Scientific Services, Syneos Health Czech Republic

Olga Starobová, medical director of Syneos Health Czech Republic, walks us…

Pavla Rozmarová
Clinical Research Associate Manager & Regional OD, Scope International Czech Republic

Pavla Rozmarová, clinical research associate manager…

Adriana Stara
General Manager, Allergan Central Europe & Baltics

Adriana Stara, general manager Central Europe & Baltics at Allergan, explains how her previous experien…

Olga Starobová
Medical Director, Medical Management and Scientific Services, Syneos Health Czech Republic

Olga Starobová, medical director of Syneos Health Czech Republic, walks us through the steps put in place to ensure successful synergies during the merger between 

Pavla Rozmarová
Clinical Research Associate Manager & Regional OD, Scope International Czech Republic

Pavla Rozmarová, clinical research associate manager & regional OD for the Czech affiliate of German CRO Scope International, describes how the Czech clinical research lands…

Adriana Stara
General Manager, Allergan Central Europe & Baltics

Adriana Stara, general manager Central Europe & Baltics at Allergan, explains how her previous experiences have prepared her to drive Allergan’s business in the region. Stara also delves into…

Rostislav Hartman
General Manager, Zimmer Biomet Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania & Distributor Markets

Rostislav Hartman, general manager of the Czech Republic for Zimmer Biomet…

Kostas Deligiannis
General Manager Eastern Europe, GE Healthcare

Kostas Deligiannis, general manager Eastern Europe for GE Healthcare (GEHC), outlines GE Healthcare’s…

Jiří Pavlíček
CEO, Aspironix & Chairman, CzechMed

Miroslav Palát, president of CzechMed, the medical device association in the Czech Republic, and Jiří Pavlíček…

Rostislav Hartman
General Manager, Zimmer Biomet Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania & Distributor Markets

Rostislav Hartman, general manager of the Czech Republic for Zimmer Biomet and who also looks after numerous countries in a dynamic…

Kostas Deligiannis
General Manager Eastern Europe, GE Healthcare

Kostas Deligiannis, general manager Eastern Europe for GE Healthcare (GEHC), outlines GE Healthcare’s commitment to the 20-country region under his remit, his priorities for…

Jiří Pavlíček
CEO, Aspironix & Chairman, CzechMed

Miroslav Palát, president of CzechMed, the medical device association in the Czech Republic, and Jiří Pavlíček, who combines the responsibility of Chairman of the…

Miroslav Palát
President, CzechMed

Miroslav Palát, president of CzechMed, the medical device association in the Czech Republic, and Jiří Pavlíček…

Tamer Shawky
General Manager Central Region, J&J Medical Devices

Tamer Shawky, general manager Central Region for J&J Medical Devices,…

Jan Škrha
President, Czech Diabetes Society (ČDS)

Jan Škrha, president of the Czech Diabetes Society (ČDS), provides insight into the most crucial advances…

Miroslav Palát
President, CzechMed

Miroslav Palát, president of CzechMed, the medical device association in the Czech Republic, and Jiří Pavlíček, who combines the responsibility of Chairman of the association and CEO of the medtech distributor Aspironix…

Tamer Shawky
General Manager Central Region, J&J Medical Devices

Tamer Shawky, general manager Central Region for J&J Medical Devices, shares his first expectations arriving into the region three years ago, following a successful career in the Middle East and Egypt…

Jan Škrha
President, Czech Diabetes Society (ČDS)

Jan Škrha, president of the Czech Diabetes Society (ČDS), provides insight into the most crucial advances in the quality care of Diabetes, which relies on the indispensable cooperation between specialists…

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