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Jesper Kjerulff

Jesper Kjerulff

Project lead and COO

Role in PharmNovo: Global project lead.

Born: 1965

Education: MSc chemical engineering and PhD biotechology from Technical University of Denmark, BCom from Copenhagen Business School.

Other current appointments: None.

Work experience: Jesper is a very experienced pharma project leader with global experience across EU, US, China, Japan, and rest of world from early- as well as late-stage drug development projects and with significant experience from interactions with regulatory authorities such as EMA, FDA, PMDA, and CFDA.

For almost two decades, Jesper headed numerous global projects and large, global, cross-functional project teams at Lundbeck across the entire value chain and across small molecules and biologics. He was amongst others global project lead on successful development of Brintellix®/Trintellix® from pre-clinical development over phase I, II, and III clinical development and to registration and launch. Trintellix®/Brintellix® is today a globally launched blockbuster.

Holdings: None.

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