VP Global Head, Search & Evaluation
After joining Abbott in 2011, Niels has held several positions with Abbott and, since its inception in 2013, AbbVie, currently serving in the Corporate Strategy Office as Vice President, Global Head of Search & Evaluation. Transactions that his group and Niels were involved in include acquisitions (Pharmacyclics, Stemcentrx, Allergan), numerous R&D collaborations, structured acquisitions, option- and licensing agreements, as well as equity investments made by AbbVie Ventures. Recent (2022) transactions include partnerships with Syndesi, Gedeon-Richter, Scripps, and Dragonfly.
Prior to joining AbbVie Niels was CEO of BioPheresis, co-founder and COO of immatics biotechnologies (IMTX), and a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Niels received his Ph.D. from University of Tuebingen.