Roger LaForce

  PhotoRoger LaForce, born in St. Gallen/Switzerland, has been Member of the Board of ZACH Systems – Zambon Chemicals, Italy since January 2012; he got his Ph.D. in Biotechnology in 1987 at ETH Zurich in addition to his professional background with a commercial degree that started with Swiss Bank Society, St. Gallen, Switzerland (today UBS) in 1969. After his Ph.D. he joined a consulting and CRO company in Zurich (PED Ltd) where he gained experience in biotech process research & development, and where he managed a Swiss-Indian scientific exchange and development programme on behalf of the Swiss Federal Government; after 5 years he joined Helsinn Chemicals SA Biasca/Switzerland, as Commercial Manager where he developed and built the contract manufacturing market. In 2004, in the meantime as Senior Director, he took the opportunity to join F.I.S. in the role of General Manager with direct responsibilities for Marketing & Sales, Research & Development as well as Purchasing & Logistics. He managed PHF SA, Lugano, a company of the FIS group taking care of Business Development of generic products (APIs, Dosage Forms, ANDAs). Multilingual skills complete the profile to perform his duties in a global business ranging from emerging markets like China and India for sourcing and worldwide sales activities.