Pharmalink appoints new CFO and Head of Communications


L-R: Fredrik Johansson, Mikael Widell

The Swedish pharmaceutical company Pharmalink AB announced the appointment of Fredrik Johansson as CFO and Mikael Widell as Head of Communications.

As part of Pharmalink’s preparations for the start of its clinical Phase 3 study with the candidate drug Nefecon for patients with primary IgA nephropathy, the company has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Fredrik Johansson as CFO.

Prior to joining Pharmalink, Johansson was CFO and COO at Birdstep Technology/Techstep ASA, here he was in charge of the acquisition and reversed listing of Teki Solutions. Previous CFO positions include Phone Family, Teligent Telecom and Wayfinder Systems.

Fredrik Johansson started the new role 1 August 2017, Pharmalink's previous CFO, Anders Hultman, will remain with the company as Finance Director.

Pharmalink has appointed Mikael Widell to the new position of Head of Communications. Originally a journalist with Sydsvenska Dagbladet and Dagens Industri, Mikael Widell has held corporate communications positions since 1998, at a number of life science companies, including AstraZeneca, Biovitrum and Oasmia.

He was also Head of Communications & IR at Sapa and Head of Communications at the private equity firm Nordic Capital. Mikael Widell is a partner and co-founder of the IR/PR firm Cord Communications. He assumed his position with Pharmalink on 1 August 2017.

Renee Aguiar-Lucander, CEO of Pharmalink, said: "Pharmalink is currently in a truly exciting stage of development and we need to ensure that we are fully prepared for the start of the first Phase 3 clinical trial ever conducted in this indication.

"We are committed to bring Nefecon to patients with IgA nephropathy who risk end-stage renal disease and I am delighted to welcome Fredrik and Mikael who both bring valuable experience to the company."

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