Vice President, Global Head Search & Evaluation, AbbVie
Niels joined Abbott in 2011 as Global Commercial Leader for a late-stage oncology program and following AbbVie’s separation from Abbott, has held several positions of increasing responsibility including Director and Head of Commercial Business Development for Oncology, Senior Director and Head of Search and Evaluation, Oncology, and most recently Vice President and Global Head of Search and Evaluation.
In his current role, Niels leads AbbVie’s global search and evaluation efforts to identify and assess external partnering and innovation opportunities that align with the company’s corporate strategy including acquisitions, R&D collaborations, license agreements, option agreements ,and venture investments.
Prior to joining AbbVie, Niels was CEO of BioPheresis, co-founder and COO of immatics, and a strategic management consultant with McKinsey & Company.
Niels holds a Master’s in Biology and a Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Tuebingen.