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Thomas Lonngren
Former Executive Director, European Medicines Agency, EMA at Director, PharmaExec Consulting AB, Sweden


Thomas is the former Executive Director of the European Medicines Agency, EMA (Jan 01-Dec 10) he previously served with the Swedish Medical Products Agency (MPA) as Director of Operations (1978-93) and Deputy Director General, (Jan 93 – Dec 00). Thomas established the EMA from a small unknown agency in 2001 to a world-renowned regulatory agency in 2011 and was responsible for all of its operations.

He is currently Director of his own independent consultancy company PharmaExec Consulting AB, Sweden giving strategic advice to the healthcare, pharmaceutical/Biotech and medical device industry in the areas of Drug Development, Regulatory Affairs and Market Access. Through his consultancy his main work is for the NDA Group where he has for the past 4 years been active in Cambridge, Boston US advising biotech companies on getting regulatory approval and market access in EU and he is frequently invited to speak at conferences around the world. 

Currently he is a board member of Global Kinetics Corporation in Melbourne Australia, Analytica in Brisbane Australia, and Compass Pathways London, UK. He is a faculty member of Gerson Lehrman Institute (GLG), The Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science (CIRS), Scientificmed AB, Sweden, Molecular Warehouse, UK and ReNeuron UK. Thomas is an Honorary Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Great Britain, Honorary Doctor of Uppsala University, Sweden and Honorary Doctor of the University of Bath, United Kingdom. 

Agenda Sessions

  • Building Your Board: Short vs Long Term Considerations for Formation & Evolution

    , 9:00am