New interim head of GPS

Brendan Fitzpatrick, Vice President for Finished Goods Manufacturing in LEO Ireland, has taken the lead as interim head of LEO Pharma's Global Product Supply. He replaces Anders B. Spohr, who has left LEO Pharma for a position with Novo-owned Xellia Pharmaceuticals.

Anders B. Spohr, Executive Vice President for Global Product Supply, has taken up a position with Novo-owned Xellia Pharmaceuticals.

 “As leader of LEO Pharma’s Global Product Supply, Anders has proven pivotal in our continued work to secure the flexible, efficient and streamlined production processes needed to support LEO Pharma's growth journey,” said Gitte P. Aabo, President & CEO.

 Together with his team Anders has established a strong organisation that delivers on time while keeping costs in control – supplying patient solutions to patients in more than 100 countries worldwide through a patient-centric organization where every order counts.

 “I wish to express my sincere thanks to Anders for his significant contribution especially in regard to the continued transformation of Global Product Supply,” said Gitte P. Aabo.

 Brendan Fitzpatrick interim GPS head

An external search for a new Head of Global Product Supply has been initiated. It is, however, expected to be some time before a successor to Anders can be announced. 

 “On that background, I am very pleased to announce that Brendan Fitzpatrick, Vice President for Finished Goods Manufacturing in Ireland, has stepped up to take the lead on an interim basis with effect from 1 May 2014, reporting to me,” said Gitte P. Aabo, and continued: 

“With Brendan Fitzpatrick at the helm and the support of the entire leadership team, we are able to secure the continued development of Global Product Supply.”

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