Actelion Executive Vice President, Chief Business Development Officer
Nicholas Franco has over 25 years of pharmaceutical leadership and experience in research, marketing, sales and business development across several therapeutic areas and geographies.
Prior to joining Actelion as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer, he was Senior Vice President, International Commercial Operations at Axcan Pharma based near Paris, France where he was responsible for ex-North American operations (including Marketing, Operations and Partnering).
Prior to that, he was Head of Market Access Region Europe for Novartis Pharma AG in Basel, Switzerland, where he has held various management positions since 1991, including President of Novartis Ophthalmics, Global Head, Business Development and Licensing Negotiations, Global Head, Neuroscience Franchise and Global Brand Director for gastrointestinal products.
Nicholas holds a BsC in Biochemistry and Masters in Business Administration, Strategic Planning and Marketing from McGill University (Canada).