VP, Head Global Strategic Marketing
Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma - Galenica Group, Switzerland

Manuela Schneider is currently holding the position Vice President, Head Global Strategic Marketing at Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma Ltd. This company represents a joint company between Vifor and Fresenius Medical Care, is focusing on Nephrology and aims to become the leading Nephrology company globally.
Manuela has about 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Her background is a PhD in Biochemistry which she did at Novartis. Afterwards she worked in different national, regional and global marketing positions for Wyeth, Novo Nordisk and again Novartis before she joined Vifor in 2008.
In her role as a Head Global Strategic Marketing, she likes the diversity by strategically leading a marketing organisation and to strongly work cross-functional with clinical development, production, market access, medical, legal, communication and more. Currently – together with the other leadership team members of the joint company - she is also strongly involved in developing and establishing Vifor Fresenius Medical Care as a key player in the market.
The company sees besides regional extension and partnering with other companies, mainly “beyond the pill strategies” as the way to reach ambitious goals.

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