Sobi establishes new leadership structure and appoints Torbjorn Hallberg as General Counsel

Torbjörn Hallberg

Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (Sobi™) announces the establishment of a new leadership structure; Executive Committee, to replace the Executive Leadership Team in its current form.

Sobi also announces the appointment of Torbjörn Hallberg as new General Counsel, Head of Legal Affairs.

The Executive Committee is Sobi’s decision-making body. Regularly, the Executive Committee will be expanded with key functions, to an Extended Leadership Team.

Sobi’s Executive Committee consists of:

  • Chief Executive Officer – Guido Oelkers
  • Chief Financial Officer – Mats-Olof Wallin
  • General Counsel, Head of Legal Affairs – Carin Dahlquist (acting)
  • Head of EMENAR[i] – Hege Hellström
  • Head of North America – Rami Levin
  • Head of Specialty Care – Norbert Oppitz
  • Head of Medical and Scientific Affairs – Armin Reininger
  • Head of Haemophilia – Philip Wood
  • Head of Research & Development, Chief Medical Officer – Milan Zdravkovic

Torbjörn Hallberg joins Sobi from Takeda Pharmaceuticals, where he holds the position as Vice President General Counsel Emerging Markets, heading a legal organisation covering 35 markets.

Torbjörn has extensive experience in licensing, mergers and acquisitions. Torbjörn holds a Master of Laws from Lund’s University in Sweden and has more than 15 years’ experience of in-house counsel roles within pharma.

Torbjörn will join Sobi in January 2018.