CEO MagnaPharm Group
Mr. Karol Michalak is an accomplished executive with a strong industry background and valuable experience as Vice President Corporate Development. His long expertise in pharma industry and his own professional path, starting as a pharmacist and continuing with specialization in clinical pharmacology, inspires and leads our teams with accountablity to delivering results by putting expertise at the heart of everything we do.
MR. Karol Michalak valuable skills in Pharmaceutics, Life Sciences, Business Development, Mergers and Acquisitions and General Management of Regional and Country Clusters Set have been validated and through his positions in pharma industry as Corporate Development and M&A lead whilemanaging pharmaceutical companies at position of CEO and Board Member.
CFO MagnaPharm Group
Marco Vinci is the Chief Financial Officer for the whole MagnaPharm Marketing & Sales Group, handling the seven current territories and any future expansion. Marco has a strong financial background in one of the world’s most reputable companies: Ferrero Group, where he had several management positions, the last one being CFO for Ferrero Romania – Hungary - Bulgaria.
Marco is an economist by formation, with an education background and master’s in financial and Managerial Accounting at Berlin School of Economics and Law.
Marco has expertise in leading Finance team, in his role he acts as a strategic business partner to the CEO and the operational leadership team. He leads the planning process, assuring the consistency with the short - and medium-term growth and profitability objectives, oversees the month-end closing process, constantly reviewing the procedures focusing on providing excellent level of accuracy and the proper internal controls. Furthermore, he assesses and approves business cases of potential investment opportunities and new partnerships.
Marco is very enthusiastic, always positive, with open-minded attitude and results oriented approach. He has analytical skills as well as leading capabilities.
Business Development Director MagnaPharm Group
Goran Stojanović is Doctor of Medicine (MD) with more than 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry. Last 15 years he spent in international B2B environment being responsible for business development and partnership relation in PharmaSwiss, later in Valeant (Bausch Health), where he was managing corporate development and strategic partnerships in EMEA region. In different phases of his career, Goran also served at various senior positions in other segments of the business, managing sales & marketing, regulatory, procurement, supply chain and manufacturing, including one greenfield pharmaceutical investment.
Regional Director Romania, Hungary and Serbia
Iris Matei is Regional Director for Romania, Hungary and Serbia, within MagnaPharm Marketing & Sales. She is a Doctor by formation (Carol Davila diploma) and has a degree of Management, in University of Economics Bucharest. Iris works in the pharmaceutical field for over 20 years, the last 13 in MagnaPharm and previously in Eli Lilly, Schering-Plough (currently MSD). She is an Executive with valuable expertise in General management pharmaceuticals (Biotechnology, RX, Dermo-cosmetics and OTC products), Market Access and Commercial Policies, management of business operations for a complex portfolio, team development, marketing & medical affairs, able to manage wisely organizational changes and adapt the strategy to environment pressure. She is very enthusiastic, always positive, with open-minded attitude an results oriented approach. Customer-driven and constructive Leader committed to growing business, launching products and developing markets with a demonstrated ability to build energized and motivated teams and to discover and develop talents. She is motivated by a continuous will of self-improvement and a strong commitment for performance.
General Manager Bulgaria
Yuliyan Hristov has a Master’s degree of Management, specialized in University of Economics Varna (Bulgaria). He has completed a lot of marketing and management trainings in different multinational environments provided by well-known worldwide companies.
Yuliyan is an executive member of the board of MagnaPharm Bulgaria. Before joining MagnaPharm Bulgaria he had vast assignments in different multinational companies in FMCG sector. His last role was OTC Business Unit Manager of MagnaPharm Bulgaria. Yuliyan is a highly qualified professional with a wide range of experience in the FMCG and Pharmaceutical industries.
General Manager Poland
Andrzej Komor graduated as a medical doctor and concluded the MBA studies. He has a long expertise running the marketing and sales teams, either as Business Unit Head or Director Marketing & Sales, by various pharma companies in Poland – Teva, UCB, Angelini. As part of his duties, he managed the Distribution and Supply Chain Department for many years. He dealt with Business Excellence issues in European structures. Andrzej is bringing the expertise in both Rx, OTC and hospital business.
Andrzej loves sailing and skiing. He is passionate about photography and likes to cook a little.
General Manager Czech Republic and Slovakia
Karas Miroslav has a proven track record as senior executive from local country management positions as well as regional and global Headquarters of multinational corporations like Philips, DANONE, Molson Coors. He gained experiences from both marketing and sales functions where he was designing and executing multi-channel strategies (Pharma, E-commerce, Retail, Drugs) resulting in sustainable, profitable growth.
Miroslav holds the master's degree of Economics and concluded the MBA studies at University of Pittsburg.
Among his hobbies belong sport and travelling to exotic places together with his family.
General Manager Hungary
László Molnár graduated as medical doctor and concluded MBA studies, having more than 20 years of experience in pharma business. He was building up and running as CEO a Central European private distribution company, than joined to Valeant as Senior Director for EMEA business development. Last 3 years operating as general manager of Hungarian and Balkan region sales marketing operation.
Head of Medical and Regulatory Affairs and Market Access
Dana Cotiga is Head of Medical and Regulatory Affairs and Market Access at MagnaPharm Marketing & Sales Romania. Medical Doctor by formation, Dana is MBA magna cum laude graduated of a joint program of Bucharest School of Management and Telfer School of Management - University Ottawa. She brings a broad experience of 15+ years of working in Pharmaceutical industry across different roles – sales, marketing, medical, regulatory affairs and market access in well reputed pharmaceutic companies – Shire (now Takeda), Baxter, Pfizer, Wyeth. Currently, Dana leads a knowledgeable and skilled team of professionals, considered as a strong and accountable pillar in country decision process. For key activities involving cross functional cooperation, she focuses on effective alignment and flawless execution of company strategies. One of the most solid business drivers is not to point out a certain benefit of a product or service, but to demonstrate its value for partner or customer. In a highly competitive life science market, regulatory and market access strategies and quality of submissions are integral to achieving new product approvals and speed to market. Further, as the time and effort needed to respond to health authorities’ inquiries escalates, minimizing waste and rework and achieving “first-time-right” deliverables is critical to ensure timely responses and business outcomes. Dana endorses pro-active approach, “to do” attitude, open communication, scientific curiosity and data-based arguments. She is fostering full ethical behaviours in all business aspects and total compliance with company SOPs and country regulations.
Country Director of Medical Healthcare Division
Andra Agnantis is the Country Director of Medical Healthcare Division, with an extensive experience of more than 10 years inside our organization. Driven by her enthusiasm and always positive state of mind, Andra has a proven track record of successful business and personal achievements. During the years, she pursued her professional fulfilment through hard work, extraordinary commitment to our company’s development goals and her strong team spirit. Successful leadership in cross-functional teams, broad experience in many aspects of business processes, sales & marketing, business development, commercial operations, complements to her strong analytical skills, creativity, structured mindset and her scrupulous professional integrity.
Corporate Affairs and Internal Communication & PR Director
Raluca Nicolae is Corporate Affairs and Internal Communication & PR Director at MagnaPharm Marketing & Sales Romania. Raluca has been active in the pharma market for more than 8 years, during this time she gained experience in field promotion, in the marketing team where she launched two brands on the Romanian market for one of the most important producer on dermo-cosmetic market, in order to discover her dream job in this position. As part of her duties, she managed the rebranding of the company, all the internal and the external communication and the relocation to a new Head Quarter in Romania. Raluca is a positive, persevering, honest person, who likes challenges and likes to work with people. She loves reading, spending time with her family and she likes to travel.