In this episode of Molecule to Market, you’ll go inside the outsourcing space of the global drug development sector with Carl-Åke Carlsson CEO at Xellia Pharmaceuticals. Like celebrated “one-club” football stars like Leo Messi at Barcelona, Alessandro Del Piero at Juventus and Steven Gerrard at Liverpool… Carl-Åke has been with Xellia since 1988. A pharmaceutical leader known for his class and commercial acumen, Carl‑Åke started in a finance position. He was soon diversifying into other areas and running various divisions before rising to the top as global CEO of a business that employs 1,800 people.
Your host, Raman Sehgal, discusses the pharmaceutical and biotechnology supply chain with Carl-Åke Carlsson, covering Xellia’s journey from an API supplier to a global specialty pharma company known for novel anti-infective, life-saving medicines. Carl‑Åke speaks about his journey from his position in finance to CEO and the transformation of Xellia as a company over the years, offering advice and insight from his experiences. He explains how he has created and scaled a world-class culture using internal, cross-functional “transformers” to assist in upholding values internally and externally. He speaks about the origins of the industry-renowned DCAT and CPhI Xellia parties. And lastly, he announces some exciting news about Xellia and their plans for expansion.
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