Management

Hovione is an independent family owned international group of companies.

The Company was founded in 1959 by Ivan and Diane Villax, and remains an independent family concern. The board is made up of Villax family members and a majority of independent non-executive directors.

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the management of the business and is assisted by the Management Board.

The Management Board manages Hovione’s activities and each member is responsible for a specific area of the business.

Board of Directors

Diane Villax

Founder Chairman of the Board
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Élie Vannier

Chairman of the Board

Master of Law and DEA in Political Science from Université Paris-Sorbonne

Guy Villax

CEO and Member of the Board

Degree in Accounting and Financial Management

Francisco van Zeller

Non-Executive Board Member

Chemical Engineer

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Sofia Villax

Non-Executive Board Member

Degree in Pharmacology

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Michel Pettigrew

Non-Executive Board Member

B.COM from McGill University, Montreal and M.B.A. from York University, Toronto

 

Committees of the
Board of Directors

Elie Vannier

Diane Villax

Francisco van Zeller

Sofia Villax

Michel Pettigrew

Audit, Risk and Finance

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Compensation

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Governance & Ethics

 

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Advisor to the Board of Directors

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Federico G.M. Mennella

Non-Executive Board Member

B.A., cum laude, from Yale and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School

Management Board

Guy Villax

CEO and Member of the Board

Degree in Accounting and Financial Management

António Almeida

CFO

Degree in Business Administration

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Tiago Ferreira de Matos

General Counsel

Degree in Law. LLM in International Law and Business Administration

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Joerg Gampfer, PhD

VP Quality

Degree in Chemistry. PhD in Molecular Biology/ Immunology

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Filipe Gaspar, PhD

VP R&D

Degree in Chemical Engineering. PhD in Chemical Engineering

Luis Gomes

VP Manufacturing

Degree in Chemical Engineering

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Frédéric Kahn

VP Sales and Marketing

Degree in Economics, MBA

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Carla Vozone

VP Product Development and Licensing

Degree in Pharmacy, MSc in Pharmaceutical Technology, MBA

Site Management

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Filipe Vicente

General Manager, Loures Plant

Degree in Chemical Engineering, MBA

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Cláudia Ferreira

General Manager, RD Loures

Degree in Chemistry, MBA

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Filipe Tomás

General Manager, Hovione New Jersey

Degree in Chemical Engineering. Master Degree in Pharmaceutical Engineering

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Paul Downing

General Manager, Hovione Ireland

BSc in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science. PhD in Organic Chemistry

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Eddy Leong

General Manager, Hovione Macau

Degree in Chemical Engineering

 

Also in About Hovione

History of Hovione

Hovione was established in Portugal in 1959 by Ivan Villax with his wife, Diane Villax, and two other Hungarian refugees: Nicholas de Horthy and Andrew Onody, thus forming the name HOVIONE.

What we do

Hovione is a Pharmaceutical Company dedicated to helping Pharmaceutical Customers bring new and off-patent drugs to market.