Supervisory Board

Dr. Gerd Zettlmeissl

Position: Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Year of birth: 1955
Current place of residence: Vienna, Austria
Independent: Yes

Dr. Zettlmeissl has more than 30 years of scientific and leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. He currently serves as representative of the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations and biotech companies.

Until early 2015 he was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of GlycoVaxyn (Switzerland), an innovative vaccine company acquired by GlaxoSmithKline and until 2020 Chairman of Themis Bioscience (Austria), a vaccine/immunotherapy company acquired by Merck Shark Dhome. He is the former CEO of the Austrian-based biotechnology company Intercell (now Valneva). While at Intercell from 2001 to 2011, he built the company from a private start-up venture to a publicly listed international organization with more than 400 employees. As CEO, he secured global regulatory approval for and led the launch of an improved Japanese Encephalitis vaccine and oversaw efforts to build and advance a broad-based development portfolio of vaccines. Prior to joining Intercell, Dr. Zettlmeissl was Managing Director of Chiron Behring and held senior management roles in biopharmaceutical R&D and Technical Operations at Chiron Corp. and Behringwerke. In 2010, he was named Vaccine Biotech CEO of the Year at the World Vaccine Congress. Dr. Zettlmeissl holds a doctoral degree in biochemistry of the University of Regensburg and did a post- doctoral fellowship at the Institut Pasteur Paris in virology.

Dr. Zettlmeissl joined Medigene’s Supervisory Board in 2017 for the first time and is mandated until 2024. He holds the following essential positions besides the Supervisory Board Mandate:

  • Chairperson of the Supervisory Board, MSD Wellcome Trust Hilleman Laboratories, New Delhi, India
  • Chairperson of the Supervisory Board, Themis Bioscience GmbH, Vienna, Austria

Year of birth: 1955 Current place of residence: Vienna, Austria Independent: Yes Dr. Zettlmeissl has more than 30 years of scientific and leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. He currently serves as representative of the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations and biotech companies. Until early 2015 he was Chairman of the Supervisory Board ... Read more

Dr. Gerd Zettlmeissl

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Antoinette Hiebeler-Hasner

Position: Deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board

Year of birth: 1958
Current place of residence: Munich
Independent: Yes

Ms. Hiebeler-Hasner has started her career with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. now KPMG after having studied business administration at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. As a tax consultant she founded her own tax consultancy firm in 1988. After various mergers with other consultancies the optegra consultancy group was established, with offices in Cologne and in Munich. Since October 2017, this company has been operating as Vistra Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft after the integration of the optegra Group into the globally active Vistra Group. Until June 2022, Ms. Hiebeler-Hasner was the Country Director for all Vistra companies in Germany. Since July 2023, Ms. Hiebeler-Hasner has only been active as an advisory and supervisory board member, taking care of her various corporate investments. Furthermore, Ms. Hiebeler-Hasner and her brothers founded H3 Aerospace, which purchased Grob Aircraft in 2009. Grob Aircraft is a medium-sized company, with more than 250 employees, which develops and produces training aircrafts that are successfully sold world-wide. Apart from the professional abilities of Ms. Hiebeler-Hasner, which include proficiency with regard to financial statements, securing of accounting continuity and tax consultancy, Ms. Hiebeler-Hasner is also able to offer a huge entrepreneurial expertise due to her various business activities.

Ms. Hiebeler-Hasner joined Medigene’s Supervisory Board in 2016 for the first time and is mandated until 2025. She holds the following essential positions besides the Supervisory Board Mandate:

  • Member of Board of Directors, Grob Aircraft SE, Tussenhausen-Mattsies, Germany
  • Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board, Ventuz Technology AG, Hamburg, Germany
  • Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of 21st Real Estate GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Year of birth: 1958 Current place of residence: Munich Independent: Yes Ms. Hiebeler-Hasner has started her career with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. now KPMG after having studied business administration at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. As a tax consultant she founded her own tax consultancy firm in 1988. After various mergers with other ... Read more

Antoinette Hiebeler-Hasner

Deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board

Dr. Anthony Man

Position: Member of the Supervisory Board

Year of birth: 1956
Current place of residence: Allschwil, Switzerland
Independent: Yes

Dr. Anthony Man, is an independent Drug Development consultant to the Pharmaceutical Industry and was formerly Global Clinical Development Head, Communicable Diseases, Global Health Development Unit at Novartis Pharma in Basel, Switzerland. He is a scientifically and medically qualified professional with over 30 years of international drug development experience in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industry. This includes previous significant roles in the development and approval of more than 30 different new drugs in multiple therapeutic areas (mainly Oncology and Infectious Diseases). He has held many Global senior management and leadership positions in companies such as Novartis, Roche, Lederle Laboratories and Basilea Pharmaceutica.

Dr. Man joined Medigene’s Supervisory Board in 2020 and is mandated until 2026. He does not hold essential positions besides the Supervisory Board mandate.

Year of birth: 1956 Current place of residence: Allschwil, Switzerland Independent: Yes Dr. Anthony Man, is an independent Drug Development consultant to the Pharmaceutical Industry and was formerly Global Clinical Development Head, Communicable Diseases, Global Health Development Unit at Novartis Pharma in Basel, Switzerland. He is a scientifically and medically qualified professional with over 30 ... Read more

Dr. Anthony Man

Member of the Supervisory Board

Dr. Frank Mathias

Position: Member of the Supervisory Board

Year of birth: 1962
Current place of residence: Munich
Independent: Yes

Dr Frank Mathias studied pharmacy at the University of Paris VI, where he graduated in 1991 in the field of immunology. He has more than 30 years of experience in leading positions in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. His professional career began with a position as International Product Manager at Hoechst AG. He then became Managing Director of the successful and renowned companies Servier Deutschland and Amgen GmbH in Munich. Dr Frank Mathias was Chief Executive Officer of Medigene AG from May 2009 to January 2016. He joined the company in 2008 and took over responsibility for marketing, sales and business development as Chief Operating Officer. In addition, he was Chairman of vfa bio, which represents biotech interests in the German Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies, from 2005 until the end of 2022. From 1 April 2016 to March 2023, Dr Frank Mathias was Chief Executive Officer of Rentschler Biopharma SE. Since April 2023, he has been Chief Executive Officer of Oxford Biomedica plc in the UK, a CDMO specialising in cell and gene therapy.

Dr Mathias has been a member of Medigene’s Supervisory Board since 2018 and holds a mandate until 2025. In addition to his Supervisory Board mandate, he holds the following key positions:

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of August Faller GmbH & Co. KG, Waldkirch, Germany
  • Member of the Board of Directors of leon-Nanodrug GmbH, Munich, Germany
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Rentschler Biopharma SE, Laupheim, Germany

Year of birth: 1962 Current place of residence: Munich Independent: Yes Dr Frank Mathias studied pharmacy at the University of Paris VI, where he graduated in 1991 in the field of immunology. He has more than 30 years of experience in leading positions in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. His professional career began with a ... Read more

Dr. Frank Mathias

Member of the Supervisory Board

Ronald Scott

Position: Member of the Supervisory Board

Year of birth: 1955
Current place of residence: Riehen, Switzerland
Independent: Yes

Ronald Scott served as Chief Executive Officer of Basilea Pharmaceutical International from January 2013 until April 2018. He was Basilea’s Chief Operating Officer from January through December 2012, and served as Basilea’s Chief Financial Officer from the Company’s founding in 2000 through January 2012 as well as ad interim Chief Financial Officer from February 2013 until November 2013. From 2004 to October 2011, Mr. Scott served on the Board of Directors and was a co-founding Board member in 2000.

Prior to joining Basilea, Mr. Scott worked at Roche Holding (Roche) in management positions in Pharmaceutical Finance, Licensing, and the Roche Corporate Finance Mergers and Acquisitions group. Prior to joining Roche, Mr. Scott worked for Prudential Investment Corporation in the United States as Director in Prudential’s Finance and International Business Development Units, managing divestitures and joint venture transactions. Mr. Scott has a bachelor’s degree from Utah State University (USA) and a master’s degree from Harvard University (USA).

Mr. Scott joined Medigene’s Supervisory Board in 2017 for the first time and is mandated until 2024. He does not hold essential positions besides the Supervisory Board mandate.

Year of birth: 1955 Current place of residence: Riehen, Switzerland Independent: Yes Ronald Scott served as Chief Executive Officer of Basilea Pharmaceutical International from January 2013 until April 2018. He was Basilea’s Chief Operating Officer from January through December 2012, and served as Basilea’s Chief Financial Officer from the Company’s founding in 2000 through January ... Read more

Ronald Scott

Member of the Supervisory Board