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26.05.2023, Sofia

Todor Kesimov is the new Chairman of the Board of ARPharM

At the regular reporting-election General Assembly of the Association of the Research-based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in Bulgaria (ARPharM) held on May 18, 2023, a new Chairman of the Management Board was elected.

Todor Kesimov, so far member of the Board, is the new Chairman of ARPharM. He is General manager of "Takeda Bulgaria" EOOD, a financier by education and since 2020 a member of the Board of Directors of the Japan-Bulgaria Business Association.

The s0 far Chairman of the Board, Dr. Stamen Bankovski, will take the position of Deputy Chairman. Dr. Boryana Alexieva, Head of Relations with Governmental Structures, Institutions and Patient Organizations at Johnson & Johnson, and Mr. Hesham Sabri, General Manager of Roche Bulgaria, also retain their positions on the Management Board.

During the General Assembly, three new members were elected to join the governing body of the Association. Among them are Mr. Pavel Kolev - Manager of AbbVie for Bulgaria, Mrs. Maria Lukanova - Market Access Manager at Bayer Bulgaria, and Dr. Krum Kasabov - Director of Novo Nordisk for Bulgaria.

Mrs. Nevena Vidakovich, General Director of Merck Bulgaria, was elected as Controller of the organization.

The Main Board and the Executive Director of ARPharM, Mr. Deyan Denev, will continue the active interaction with the institutions and stakeholders in the sector in the name of improving the health care of Bulgarian citizens through sustainable development of the health system, increase of public resources for health care, aimed at improving prevention, early detection, precise diagnosis and modern medical treatment of Bulgarian patients.

Todor Kesimov is the new Chairman of The Association of the Research-based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in Bulgaria (ARPharM)
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