Management

Management of Ascelia Pharma consists of:

Magnus Corfitzen
Magnus Corfitzen

Chief Executive Officer since 2014.

Professional background
Magnus Corfitzen (born 1975) has extensive experience from investing, building and growing Life Science companies in various roles including operational activities or investment responsibilities for public and private biotech and medtech companies. Magnus Corfitzen also has board experience from a number of Life Science companies. Magnus Corfitzen has previously been Investment Director at Sunstone Capital A/S and Investment Director at Vækstfonden (the Danish Growth Fund). Prior to entering the healthcare venture capital field he was a Portfolio Manager at Danske Capital with responsibility for investments into listed biotech and medtech companies and he started his career at McKinsey & Company.
Education
M.Sc. in Mathematical Economics from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, which included studies at Harvard University, US.
Other ongoing assignments
Board member of Ascelia Incentive AB. CEO of Oncoral Pharma ApS.
Holdings in Ascelia
275,145 shares and 183,671 employee stock options in Ascelia Pharma AB.
Carl Bjartmar
Carl Bjartmar

Chief Medical Officer since 2018.

Professional background
Carl Bjartmar (born 1963) has a long and solid track record in late-stage orphan drug development. He has previously served in senior roles at large international pharma companies such as Lundbeck, Sanofi and Genzyme, where he gained extensive experience in clinical development, in particular the development of novel therapies for rare diseases. Carl was most recently before joining Ascelia, Chief Medical Officer for the Swedish biotech company Wilson Therapeutics.
Education
M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Linköping.

Other ongoing assignments
Board member of iCoat Medical.
Holdings in Ascelia
59,000 shares and 153,059 employee stock options in Ascelia Pharma AB.
CFO Déspina Georgiadou Hedin
Déspina Georgiadou Hedin
Déspina Georgiadou Hedin

Chief Financial Officer since 2022.

Professional background
Déspina Georgiadou Hedin (born 1986) has a solid corporate experience particularly within finance in both development and commercial stage companies, HR, and auditing

Déspina has previously been CFO and HR manager at Bioglan AB, and prior to that, she served as Chief Accountant and Senior Financial Specialist at Sol Voltaics AB.
Déspina also has a background as auditor from the accounting firm BDO.
Education
Master of Science in Business and Economics, from Linnaeus University, Växjö/Kalmar, Sweden
Holdings in Ascelia
None
Julie Waras Brogren
Julie Waras Brogren

Chief Commercial Officer since 2020

Professional background
Julie Waras Brogren (born 1972) has extensive experience from life science leadership and commercialization, including cross-functional drug launches and medical devices. Julie Waras Brogren was previously President of BresoTEC, Canada and has held various leadership positions at Novo Nordisk in Denmark and Brazil, including as Senior Director of the Launch Office for the Victoza® GLP-1 and degludec insulin launches. Julie Waras Brogren also has board experience from life science companies. Julie Waras Brogren started her career at Accenture.
Education
M.Sc. in International Business from Copenhagen Business School and Diplome ESC, EM Lyon France, including studies at Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Other ongoing assignments
Board member of Particle3D.
Holdings in Ascelia
41,700 shares.