David Hanson

David T. Hansen

President/Managing Director

Degree in Economics, Politics and Social Science from Roskilde University, Denmark; MBA from California State University, East Bay, USA, and from IMADEC, Austria. Born 1967. Joined ORIGIO in May 2015 as President & Managing Director. 20 years of global experience in various managerial positions within the Biopharm, ITC and Medtech industries, and within Capital Markets. Following a career at a hedge fund, he was CEO of Copenhagen Bankers and co-founded NetDania.com. Mr. Hansen worked for Novo Nordisk, the global leader in diabetes care, from 1995-2008 in General Management, Finance and Business Development roles in Central & East Europe, and as Managing Director, Novo Nordisk Scandinavia AB (2003-2008). In 2008 he joined Taconic Biosciences Inc. as President & Officer, General Manager of the Research Models & Solutions Division.

Jeannett Hvidkjær

Chief Financial Officer, EVP

Bachelor in Business Economics and Accounting from Copenhagen Business School. Born 1966. Joined ORIGIO in 2005 as Chief Accountant. Appointed Chief Financial Officer August 2009. 12 years’ experience as a public accountant at Ernst&Young and 5 years as Chief Account at a national Danish newspaper.

Susanne Hauschildt Bendz

CSO, EVP Innovation and Regulatory

Ph.D. in biology (immunology) from University of Copenhagen. Born 1958. Appointed Executive Vice President August 2004. Previous experience includes Research Assistant, and Clinical Research Director at ALK-Abelló A/S (a leading allergy vaccine company) and later in Coloplast A/S in Wound Care Management Group and Corporate responsible for clinical development (the largest Danish Medical device company).

Marie-Louise Haxthausen

Vice President, Global Marketing

Degree in Business Administration and Strategic Marketing from Copenhagen Business School. Born in Brazil in 1961. Joined ORIGIO a/s January 2015 after 20+ years experience in Sales and Global Marketing. Previously Senior Marketing Director in Pfizer Consumer Health with strong focus on driving global brands and optimizing marketing platforms. Key experience within Life Science and Medical Device products with experience from Ferrosan A/S (Vitamins and Supplements), Coloplast A/S (Wound Care), and Brüel & Kjær (Ultrasound Equipment).

Ulrik Høgh Sørensen

Vice President, Scientific Instruments, Services & Diagnostics

MSc in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark with specialization in process/technical chemistry. Born 1971. Joined ORIGIO a/s in October 2015 as Vice President. More than 17 years of experience from process, pharma and biotechnology industries, including 9 years (2006-2015) in an international Life Science Group, Taconic Biosciences, most recently as Vice President of Scientific Operation & Services.

Charles Smith

Vice President, Global Lab Operations

Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the National Institutes of Health and University of Maryland, with specialization in structural virology. Born 1978. Joined Cooper Surgical in 2010. Previously 6  years as Director of ORIGIO Media Operations and Director of Operations for SAGE IVF. Former experience includes Technology Transfer, Science Policy and Career Development roles at The National Institutes of Health in the United States.

Morten Carl Malherbe Madsen

Director, International Distribution

MSc in Mathematics-Economics from Syddansk University, specialized in Operations Research. Henley Executive CBL. Born 1972. Joined ORIGIO a/s March 2015. Previous experience includes more than three years at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (1998-2002) working in different departments as Management consultant, followed by 12 years with Norpharma A/S (2002-2015) (part of the Mundipharma Group, leading within pain) in different roles, from Supply Chain Manager to Director of Supply Chain and Logistics.