Franz Waibel, PhD

Position: Head of International Markets and Business Affairs, Member of the Management Board

Franz Waibel joined Basel Area Business & Innovation in July 2020.

He gained over 25 years management and leadership experience through Global and European senior executive leadership roles in leading BioPharma enterprises (Novartis, Pfizer, Bayer, Vifor Pharma). This is complemented by over 6 years of Healthcare Strategy Consulting in the fields of healthcare business strategy, multistakeholder engagement, partnering and collaboration, capability development and organizational redesign. He started his career in Switzerland and has lived and worked over 15 years abroad in the US, in Belgium and in Germany.

Franz Waibel studied Cell- and Molecular Biology, Pharmacology and Business Administration. He earned his PhD from the Biozentrum University of Basel in conjunction with the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) in Basel, Switzerland and he gained an MS from the University of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany and an MBA from the University of Birmingham, UK.

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