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UCB’s Executive Committee welcomes a new member

  • Pascale Richetta to join the Biopharma company as head of the Bone therapy Patient Value Unit as from February 1, 2016.

Brussels (Belgium), January 15, 2016 – 7:00 CET – UCB announces today that Pascale Richetta is joining the company as Executive Vice President, member of the Executive Committee and reporting to CEO Jean-Christophe Tellier. Pascale Richetta will head the Bone Patient Value Unit of UCB. The position was created last year as part of the company’s new Patient Value Organization. It had been filled ad interim by Iris Loew Friedrich who had taken on that extra role in addition to her responsibilities as Chief Medical Officer and Head of the Development and Medical Practices.

Pascale Richetta, a Medical Doctor, has had a long and successful career in the pharmaceutical sector. She possesses over 20 years of commercial experience managing traditional pharmaceuticals and complex biologics. She joins UCB from Abbvie where she was Vice President, Western Europe and Canada. Prior to this she held several management positions at Abbott, GSK, Ipsen and Servier, successfully launching these companies’ key drugs on several international markets.

Jean-Christophe Tellier, UCB’s CEO, said: “We are very happy to welcome Pascale on our team to lead our Bone Patient Value Unit and take our investigational osteoporosis drug romosozumab through its next development steps. We would also like to thank Iris Loew-Friedrich for taking on that role ad interim for the last year in addition to her other broad responsibilities. Romosozumab, which we develop in partnership with Amgen is progressing as planned with key milestones expected in the course of 2016.”

For further information

Corporate Communications
France Nivelle 
Global Communications, UCB
T +32.2.559.9178 france.nivelle@ucb.com

Laurent Schots
Media Relations, UCB 
T+32.2.559.92.64  Laurent.schots@ucb.com

Investor Relations
Antje Witte         
Investor Relations, UCB
T +32.2.559.94.14 antje.witte@ucb.com

Isabelle Ghellynck,
 Investor Relations, UCB
T+32.2.559.9588, isabelle.ghellynck@ucb.com

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UCB, Brussels, Belgium (www.ucb.com) is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines and solutions to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases of the immune system or of the central nervous system. With more than 8000 people in approximately 40 countries, the company generated revenue of € 3.3 billion in 2014. UCB is listed on Euronext Brussels (symbol: UCB). Follow us on Twitter: @UCB_news

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