A strong heritage and
an ambitious future
50-year track record
Based in Switzerland and privately-owned, Labatec is a pharmaceutical company with a 50-year track record of delivering high quality products to European and Emerging markets.
Trusted European brand
Meeting the needs of the hospital and retail sectors, we deliver medicines that help to improve quality of life for patients around the world. Manufactured in Europe and approved by Swissmedic medicinal agency, our products represent a trusted European brand of medicines.
Injectables and orals products
Our growing product portfolio includes injectables and orals for hospital use, speciality retail products in multiple therapeutic areas, including musculo-skeletal and women’s health, and an OTC range to complement our prescription portfolio.
In addition to our own local teams in the Middle East North Africa Region (MENA) and Switzerland, we work with a vast network of local distribution agencies to rapidly register and drive the launch of new products. Our experienced local teams draw on their deep understanding of local markets to maximize the value of our partners’ products.
Valuing People’s Life
We are your long-term partner for innovative and trusted healthcare solutions that serve our communities.
The company is now poised for significant growth through the acquisition of products and companies, in parallel with its reinforced in-licensing strategy.
Manufacturing Site in Portugal
In addition to producing our own Musculo-skeletal and Tuberculosis treatments, Labatec has expanded its activities to contract manufacturing with full manufacturing services in the EU for solid oral dosage form products.
NOW expanding into the EU
Since its acquisition in 2008, Labatec has rapidly expanded from its Swiss base to the emerging markets region, entering 11 new countries in the last eight years, with presence in both retail and hospital segments.
With its strong track record of success in new markets and geographies, and in line with its mission of ‘Valuing Life’, Labatec is now expanding into the EU, bringing its high quality products to an even broader range of patients.
Key features of
Labatec, our DNA
Solid track record of delivering Swiss-branded high quality products to our communities,
making us a trusted healthcare partner across the regions where we operate in
Private company with an agile organization
which enables us to effectively establish strategic partnerships, rapidly register products with Swiss and Emerging Markets health authorities, and handle frequent product launches in our regions
Up-to-date understanding of local market needs in Emerging Markets, Switzerland and neighbouring EU countries, ensuring we continue to deliver relevant and innovative products across a wide range of indications
We put the quality of our products and processes first.
We strive to continuously improve the value delivered to our customers
and partners through an agile organization.
We adapt to a fast changing environment.
We are transparent, honest and ethical in all our interactions with employees, clients and partners.
We seek to inspire trust and respect with our counterparts.
We collaborate to deliver outcomes which add significant value to our clients’ projects and the community as a whole.
We treat people with consideration and value ideas on their merit.
We strive for diversity within our team, and do not discriminate anyone on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender identity or ability.
We take personal responsibility for our actions and results.
We keep promises and commitments made to others.
We encourage our team to be curious and perceive the world in new ways, to find new paths and to generate innovative solutions.
CEOAfter spending seven years at GE Healthcare in the United States in various functions in supply chain, consulting and services, Faisal joined Labatec Switzerland in early 2010. Together with the new management team, his role was to build a growing specialty pharma company in Europe and Emerging Markets.
Faisal holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Marquette University and an MBA from Duke University.
COOAfter spending five years as a management consultant at McKinsey&Co where she worked with leading global pharma companies to define their corporate and business unit growth strategies, Viktoria now leads strategy, business development and partnering activities at Labatec, helping the company to expand its portfolio and geographic footprint.
Viktoria holds a Master of Science degree in bioengineering and medical technology as well as an MBA from INSEAD (14J).
Head of Human ResourcesYaelle has served as Labatec's Human Resources (HR) Director since January 2021 and leads HR strategy and activities in our various geographic areas of operation. Prior to joining the group, she acquired 14 years of experience in Human Resources among international and local companies, mostly in the pharmaceutical sector.
Yaelle holds a M.Sc. degree in HR Management from the University of Geneva coupled with a Swiss HR Federal Diploma as well as a M.Sc degree in Marketing & Negotiation from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris.
Finance & Information Systems DirectorAdel joined Labatec in 2017 after gaining solid auditing experience at Deloitte as well as being the founder of a start-up where he was able to develop expertise in digitalization. As CFO and IT Director Adel oversees the accounting, FP&A and IT functions while participating in the overall digitization of the company within the different functions.
Adel holds a master's degree from the Sorbonne University and the EM Lyon Business School.
Commercial Director (CH&AU, Hospital Segment)François has over 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical sector, working with a broad base of partners and in a wide variety of medical specialties. Following roles with Daiichi Sankyo, Eli Lilly and Eisai, he was appointed as Sales Director at Labatec in 2009 and has been Commercial Director since 2013.
François’s areas of expertise include marketing, people development, sales and account management, and new product launches. He has a proven track record of delivering sustainable results in high growth environments.
CMO LeadMathilde has served as Contract Manufacturing Lead since November 2020 after various roles in marketing and business development within Labatec. She is now working for corporate development and contract manufacturing department to ensure continuous growth for the company. Prior to joining the group, she worked as executive manager for a healthcare provider in USA.
Mathilde holds a degree in Biochemistry and a Master in international business.
Corporate Technical Affairs & R&D DirectorBasil has a breadth of experience gained during his 15 years at Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC where he was involved in a range of business areas across EMEA and US. His role as Technical Director and Qualified Person at Labatec involves him in developing new, high quality products which fulfill international quality standards and meet customers’ needs.
Basil holds a Bachelor in Pharmacy and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from PMI Pennsylvania, United States.
General Manager in PortugalWith over 18 years of experience at Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Laith has a strong knowledge that spans across different areas from sales, marketing, strategic commercial activities, and product acquisitions. Laith was appointed as General Manager for Labatec Farmacêutica and is leading the path to growth.
Laith holds a Bachelor of Business Management from the Lisbon School of Economics & Management.
Retail Sales and Marketing Director, SwitzerlandFarid has joined Labatec in December 2021 and brings over 30 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry including more than 20 years experience as a Sales Manager in the Swiss market. Prior to joining the group, he had acquired solid expertise in Key Account Management, Market Access and Marketing at Norgine AG, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis and Mundipharma.
Farid holds a Executive Master of Business Administrator (eMBA) in Marketing from HWZ (Hochschule für Wirtschaft) of Zürich.
Head of Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance & Responsible PersonCorinne joined Labatec in 2022 and is heading the Quality, Regulatory, and Medical Affairs activities and is the Responsible Person of Labatec for Switzerland. Prior to joining the group, Corinne has gained 15+ years of regulatory experience, and contributed to the setup of the EU and Swiss pharma entities of Medtronic, heading the technical functions for 5 years.
Finance Director MENABashar has served as Finance Director for the MENA region since 2010 and has been appointed to lead the operations in the MENA region since 2022, supporting the company’s growth in the region. He has over 20 years’ experience in Finance mostly in the pharmaceutical sector.