Walter Holzle

Walter has extensive experience and knowledge of the life science industry, and whilst he is the MD of CK QLS, he has spent much of his career working within pharmaceutical and life science organisations.

He graduated as a druggist/chemist FH ESD; he worked for several years at Sandoz, then as Area Manager Central Europe at Alcon Pharmaceuticals. From 1989 to 2000 he was General Manager of Warner-Lambert for the region CH / A / CEE.

In 2000, he turned his attention to HR consulting and created Hölzle, Buri & Partner Consulting, focused on HR services, market access and government affairs after management.

His own personal developments include general management studies MCR / OWP at IMEDE / IMD and the federal Sales and Marketing Diploma.

Hölzle serves as President of the Swiss Biotech National Thematic Network, Vice-Chairman of PhRMA Switzerland (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturer of America), President of the Foundation refdata, board member of GS1 and member of EAK. (Federal appraisal commission for the reimbursement of pharmaceuticals) and was 12 years acting president of the vips (Association of Pharmaceutical Companies in Switzerland).

He chairs the board at Biomed AG and is Director of the boards at Ferring AG, Innodent AG and advisor to the board of Galexis. In addition, he is an advisor to the canton Zug for the economic development and committee member of the IMD Alumni.