Wolfgang Berthold, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Biopharmaceutical Sciences, joined the Company in February 2000, with responsibility for manufacturing operations. For the past five years, he was a Vice President of Biopharmaceuticals for Hoffmann-LaRoche in Nutley, NJ, and served as Roche’s International Advisor on all pharmaceutical biotechnology projects in development. Prior to that, Dr. Berthold was head of the Biotech Process Development Group for pharmaceutical biologics at Boehringer-Ingelheim in West Germany.
He has held numerous leadership positions in professional pharmaceutical societies in the United States and Europe. Recently, Dr. Berthold served on the Biotech Steering Committee of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association USA (PhRMA) as United States-European Union liaison officer.
As a representative of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry Associations (EFPIA) in the International Committee for Harmonization (ICH) biotech working group for guidelines’ issuance, he focused on safety issues, specifically viral safety, in biotech manufacturing and product quality. Dr. Berthold received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of London, UK.