Executive Committee

Executive Committee

Colin Bond

Chief Financial Officer

  • British and Swiss citizen
  • FCA, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, MRPharmS, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, MBA, London Business School, BSc. in Pharmacy, University of Aston in Birmingham
  • Leading positions such as CFO of the listed biotechnology company Evotec, CFO of Jet Aviation Group, CFO (EMEA) for Ecolab and CFO of Novelis Europe . During his early career he worked as a pharmacist, auditor and management consultant for Procter & Gamble, Arthur Andersen and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • Since 2013 Board member, Chairman of the Audit Committee of Siegfried AG
  • Joined the company in 2016 as CFO

Dario Eklund

Chief Commercial Officer

  • Finnish/Austrian citizen
  • Master in Science, Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration in Helsinki, Finland
  • Leading positions such as Commercial Director, Area Manager Eastern Europe & Israel and Country Manager with Novartis, Switzerland & USA, General Manager of Aventis Pharma AG (now Sanofi), Switzerland and Vice President for Non US Operations, Business Development and Gintuit Business Unit with Organogenesis Inc., USA
  • Joined the company as Head of Global Business Operations in 2014
  • Since May 2017 Chief Commercial Officer

Scott Garland

President, Relypsa

  • USA citizen 
  • MBA, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, B.S. in Biological Sciences, California Polytechnics State University, San Luis Obispo
  • Leading positions such as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Exelixis, Vice President, Avastin Franchise, at Genentech 
  • Joined Relypsa as Chief Commercial Officer in 2014
  • President Relypsa and member of the Vifor Pharma Executive Committee since May 2017

Michael Puri

Head of Global Human Resources

  • Belgium citizen of Indian and Polish origins
  • Bilingual in English and French and conversational in Italian and Dutch
  • Bachelor (Hons.) in Economics & Master in Strategic Marketing, University of Nantes and ESG Management School of Grenoble, France
  • Started his professional life in Marketing but then moved to HR where he has since developed a multinational career over the last 15 years, working amongst others as Senior Director Global Talent Development for UCB and Vice President Human Resources Europe for Staples
  • Joined us from GrandVision where he served as the Global Head of the HR function and a member of the Global Executive Team
  • Since 2015 Senior Vice President & Head of Global Human Resources Vifor Pharma

Dr. Christoph Springer

Head of Global Business Development

  • Swiss citizen
  • Master of Natural Science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, PhD in Molecular Biology at Georg-August-University, Göttingen, MBA studies at George Washington University, Washington DC
  • Global Product Leader Anaemia, with Vifor (International) Ltd., then General Manager and International Marketing Director Anaemia with AMGEN Switzerland AG
  • Joined the company in 2007 as Global Head of Anaemia TA Marketing
  • Since 2011 Deputy CEO Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma Ltd.
  • Since 2016 Head of Global Business Development of Vifor Pharma

Colin Bond

Chief Financial Officer

  • British and Swiss citizen
  • FCA, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, MRPharmS, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, MBA, London Business School, BSc. in Pharmacy, University of Aston in Birmingham
  • Leading positions such as CFO of the listed biotechnology company Evotec, CFO of Jet Aviation Group, CFO (EMEA) for Ecolab and CFO of Novelis Europe . During his early career he worked as a pharmacist, auditor and management consultant for Procter & Gamble, Arthur Andersen and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • Since 2013 Board member, Chairman of the Audit Committee of Siegfried AG
  • Joined the company in 2016 as CFO

Dario Eklund

Chief Commercial Officer

  • Finnish/Austrian citizen
  • Master in Science, Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration in Helsinki, Finland
  • Leading positions such as Commercial Director, Area Manager Eastern Europe & Israel and Country Manager with Novartis, Switzerland & USA, General Manager of Aventis Pharma AG (now Sanofi), Switzerland and Vice President for Non US Operations, Business Development and Gintuit Business Unit with Organogenesis Inc., USA
  • Joined the company as Head of Global Business Operations in 2014
  • Since May 2017 Chief Commercial Officer

Scott Garland

President, Relypsa

  • USA citizen 
  • MBA, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, B.S. in Biological Sciences, California Polytechnics State University, San Luis Obispo
  • Leading positions such as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Exelixis, Vice President, Avastin Franchise, at Genentech 
  • Joined Relypsa as Chief Commercial Officer in 2014
  • President Relypsa and member of the Vifor Pharma Executive Committee since May 2017

Michael Puri

Head of Global Human Resources

  • Belgium citizen of Indian and Polish origins
  • Bilingual in English and French and conversational in Italian and Dutch
  • Bachelor (Hons.) in Economics & Master in Strategic Marketing, University of Nantes and ESG Management School of Grenoble, France
  • Started his professional life in Marketing but then moved to HR where he has since developed a multinational career over the last 15 years, working amongst others as Senior Director Global Talent Development for UCB and Vice President Human Resources Europe for Staples
  • Joined us from GrandVision where he served as the Global Head of the HR function and a member of the Global Executive Team
  • Since 2015 Senior Vice President & Head of Global Human Resources Vifor Pharma

Dr. Christoph Springer

Head of Global Business Development

  • Swiss citizen
  • Master of Natural Science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, PhD in Molecular Biology at Georg-August-University, Göttingen, MBA studies at George Washington University, Washington DC
  • Global Product Leader Anaemia, with Vifor (International) Ltd., then General Manager and International Marketing Director Anaemia with AMGEN Switzerland AG
  • Joined the company in 2007 as Global Head of Anaemia TA Marketing
  • Since 2011 Deputy CEO Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma Ltd.
  • Since 2016 Head of Global Business Development of Vifor Pharma