Severin Schwan


Chief Executive Officer Roche Group


Severin Schwan has served as CEO of the Roche Group since March 2008.

After obtaining a degree in economics from  the University  of Innsbruck (Austria), University of York (UK) and University of Oxford (UK),  a degree in law from the University of Innsbruck, and a  PhD in law from the University of Innsbruck, Dr Schwan joined Roche Basel in  1993 as a finance officer. Since then he has held various management positions:  Head Finance  & Administration at Roche Brussels (1995-1998), Head Finance &  Informatics at Roche Grenzach, Germany and Member of the Executive Board of  Roche Deutschland Holding GmbH (1998-2000), Head Global Finance & Services,  Roche Diagnostics, Basel  (2000-2004) and Head Region Asia Pacific, Roche Diagnostics Singapore  (2004-2006). Prior to his current position, Dr Schwan  was CEO of Roche Diagnostics (2006-2008).