The Management Team introduces itself...

...because there are always people behind a company who make a big difference.

Michael Fell

Susanne Erkens-Reck
General Manager

I´m responsible for...

providing patients in Austria with the best treatment options as quickly as possible. And together with our employees to create an inspiring, appreciative work environment in which it is fun to work and in which we grow professionally and personally.

At work I´m mostly looking forward to...

that my work makes sense for patients and their families. And of course on the diverse daily encounters with a wide variety of people inside and outside Roche, in Austria and globally.

My most valuable experience so far...

when Roche´s new breast cancer medication turned the disease from a death sentence into a treadable disease. Back then, as a young employee, I really understood what Roche is all about.

"Doing now what patients need next" means to me...

Focus, absolute precision and urgency where the patients need us. And pragmatism for everything else.

Susanne Erkens-Reck on LinkedIn
 

Michael Fell

Michael Fell 
Finance Director

I´m responsible for....

the leading the Finance and Business Partnering Team. We not only ensure financial compliance to laws and regulations, yet also focus on providing timely insights to our stakeholders on the performance of our organisation to ensure we meet our financial objectives

At work I´m mostly looking forward to...

working with a great team that work collaboratively together, and yet challenge ourselves, our thinking to take the organisation and our impact on patients to a new level.

My most valuable experience so far:

With Roche, I’ve had the privilege of working in Australia, Singapore, Croatia and Austria. Through these diverse experiences it has provided valuable insights on different markets including access and cultural differences - which help in everyday interactions...

"Doing now what patients need next" means to me...

Working to help patients get the medicines they need before the need arises.

Michael Fell on LinkedIn
 

Bärbel Klepp 
External & Legal Affairs Director

I´m responsible for...

leading a great team. We do anything that has to do with internal and external communication like taking care of our homepage (voila), our digital channels, patient relation, etc. Some of our team make sure that it is easy for everyone at Roche to do things the way they should be done. And in case something goes wrong, we take care of legal issues.

At work I´m mostly looking forward to...

I enjoy working hard but I have a lot of fun doing that. We are a cheerful outspoken group and I love entering our hub (almost) every day!

My most valuable experience so far....

the adoption of our two sons. Being a mother changed a lot for me - they are the best thing in my live. I am greatful to have a loving husband that makes it possible for me to also do what I like second best - working for Roche :-)

"Doing now what patients need next" means to me...

that our team is fortunate and to be able to listen and see patients (unmet) needs. We co-create projects that change people´s lives. So for me it means doing something that really matters to patients!

Bärbel Klepp on LinkedIn

Ines Vancata 
Market Access Director

I´m responsible for...

to ensure that all people in need of our products are able to access and benefit from them. Build collaborations and partnerships and create solutions to ensure patient care with our innovative products.

At work I´m mostly looking forward to...

working with ambitious colleagues to create new solutions with our customers to secure access to medical innovation and support patients.

My most valuable experience so far....

to experience the power of agile teams in the flow! Strong teams and their people are the core element of any success and overcome the basic hurdles.

“Doing now what patients need next” means to me…

minimize hurdles in the healthcare system and create medical solutions for patients. With the commitment and passion of our mission to assist patients and address the challenges of the healthcare system to create sustainable solutions. Make a meaningful and sustainable contribution - Making a difference!

Ines Vancata on LinkedIn
 

Gert Hofer
Sales Commercial Operations Director

I´m responsible for...

our field service team with highly trained staff. Together with the other colleagues on site and their teams, we work together to provide healthcare professionals with the best possible support in order to be able to make the optimal decision to treat their patients in an increasingly complex environment.

At work I´m mostly looking forward to...

to collaborate with my team on the ongoing exchange with medical professionals from a wide range of disciplines, roles and regions throughout Austria - always with the goal of providing patients with better therapy and thus better opportunities.

My most valuable experience so far....

Personally, I see the ongoing development of my children from birth to building one's own life as one of my most valuable experiences - showing them almost daily that the only constant in life is change.

“Doing now what patients need next” means to me…

to ensure with my team that patients in their difficult situations can get the best possible treatment.

Gert Hofer on LinkedIn

Michael Kreppel-Friedbichler 
Disease Area Strategy Director

I´m responsible for...

For me and my team, the development and adaptation of the individual product strategy to the needs of the Austrian market is a central area of our activity. It is important to me that all interdisciplinary teams speak one language and are a reliable and trustworthy partners for our customers. We want to make a valuable contribution with our products and services so that patients live longer and better.

At work I´m mostly looking forward to...

developing new ideas and innovative solutions with a creative and competent team together with our customers - discovering new things, trying out innovative products and creating added value is what drives me.

My most valuable experience so far....

to experience the fun and the power when diverse teams of employees, customers and patients think together, create new ideas and achieve results that noticeably improve the daily lives of patients and customers.

“Doing now what patients need next” means to me…

never to forget that behind survival curves and hazard ratios arte the real lifes of individuals, their families, their hopes and desires, which are motivation and motivation for me.

Michael Kreppel-Friedbichler on LinkedIn
 

Johannes Pleiner-Duxneuner
Medical Director

I´m responsible for..

Together with a highly specialized team I am responsible for clinical studies, medical information, drug safety, regulatory affairs and quality management. Together we care for a regular scientific and medical exchange with physicians and other stakeholders in healthcare about the effectiveness and safety of our products.

At work I´m mostly looking forward to...

Working together in a team and the ongoing exchange with national and international experts

My most valuable experience so far...

In a multi-functional team we are able to meet the biggest challenges.

“Doing now what patients need next” means to me…

Cooperation with leading scientific institutions and researchers to develop new therapeutic approaches and opportunities for our patients.

Johannes Pleiner-Duxneuner on LinkedIn