Press release 14 June 2012

New leaders appointed at the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations

Press release


Masafumi Nogimori and Stefan Oschmann become IFPMA Acting President and Acting Vice President respectively

The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) announced changes to its leadership team today. Mr. Masafumi Nogimori of Astellas Pharma Inc. becomes IFPMA Acting President while Dr. Stefan Oschmann of Merck KGaA becomes IFPMA Acting Vice President. These announcements follow the recent resignation of Mr. David Brennan, former CEO of AstraZeneca, as IFPMA President.

Mr. Nogimori is Chairman of Astellas Pharma Inc., a research-based pharmaceutical company located in Tokyo that is dedicated to improving the health of people around the world with innovative and reliable pharmaceuticals. He has served as IFPMA Vice President since 2010.

“Our industry has a long and successful record of partnering with key stakeholders around the world to address global health issues,” said Mr. Nogimori. “IFPMA is an important catalyst in these efforts and I am proud to lead this organization.”

Dr. Oschmann, Merck Executive Board Member and Chief Executive Officer of Merck Serono, brings a wealth of leadership experience to his IFPMA role. He serves along with Mr. John Lechleiter, Chairman, President and CEO of Eli Lilly and Company, who is also IFPMA Vice President.

The IFPMA Assembly will hold the next IFPMA leadership elections in October, 2012.

Geneva, 14 June 2012


The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) represents over 90 innovative pharmaceutical companies and associations around the world. Our industry’s almost three million employees discover, develop, and deliver medicines and vaccines that advance global health. Based in Geneva, IFPMA has official relations with the United Nations and contributes industry expertise to help the global health community improve the lives of people everywhere. For more information, visit

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