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Chairman and CEO, Roche Holdings Ltd.
Franz B. Humer earned a doctorate in law from the University of Innsbruck and an MBA from INSEAD. He assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Roche Holding Ltd. In Basel, Switzerland, in 1998 and was named chairman in 2001.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Humer was the general manager for various geographies for the Schering Plough Corporation. From 1981 to 1994, he held numerous positions within Glaxo Holdings. Mr. Humer has been a member of the board of directors and the corporate executive committee of Roche Holding Ltd. since 1995. Previous to his appointment to CEO, he served as chief operating officer and head of the Roach global pharmaceuticals division.
The Pharmaceutical Industry in the Global Economy
as author at MIT Industrial Liaison Program,