"The direct impact our customers have on patients is our inspiration. We strive for excellence every day to deliver on-time high quality products with integrity, transparency and flexibility."

Dr. Michael Quirmbach, CEO & President, CordenPharma


In 2006 CordenPharma was formed into a full-service CDMO for the supply of APIs, Excipients, Drug Products, and associated Packaging Services. In 2022, the organization was purchased by Private Equity firm Astorg. With 11 cGMP facilities across Europe and the US, CordenPharma is headed by the CordenPharma Executive Leadership Team, CordenPharma International Sales & Platform Management, and CordenPharma Facility Managing Directors.

CordenPharma Executive Leadership Team

Dr. Michael Quirmbach

Chief Executive Officer & President,

Gary Hughes

Chief Financial Officer,

Dr. Lee Newton

Chief Operating Officer,

William Cashin

Chief Quality & Compliance Officer,

CordenPharma Extended Management Team

Dr. Naoki D. Takei

VP, General Counsel,
CordenPharma International

Dr. Swantje Thiering, PMP

VP, Global Head of Program Management & PMO
CordenPharma International

Gudrun Schumacher

VP, Global Head of HR,
CordenPharma International

Dirk Suetterlin

VP, Group Head IT,
CordenPharma International

CordenPharma International Global Sales & Platform Management

Dr. Mimoun Ayoub

Senior VP, Global Head of Sales & Key Account Management,
CordenPharma International

Dr. Stephen Houldsworth

Senior VP, Global Head of Platform Management & Marketing,
CordenPharma International

Dr. John Cameron

Director, Global Injectables Platform,
CordenPharma International

Dr. Matthieu Giraud

Senior Director, Global Lipids & Carbohydrates Platform, CordenPharma International

Dr. Brittany L. Hayes

Director, Global Highly Potent & Oncology Platform,
CordenPharma International

Dr. Stéphane Varray

Director, Global Peptides Platform,
CordenPharma International

CordenPharma Facility Managing Directors

Luca Porcu

Managing Director,
CordenPharma Bergamo

Dr. Craig Dixon

Managing Director,
CordenPharma Boulder
& CordenPharma Colorado

Dr. Jean-Luc Dewez

Managing Director,
CordenPharma Brussels

Giuseppe Martelli

Managing Director,
CordenPharma Caponago

Dr. James Leresche

Managing Director,
CordenPharma Chenôve

Yvan Liard

Managing Director,
CordenPharma Fribourg

Dr. Thomas Müller

Managing Director,
CordenPharma Switzerland (Liestal)

Rosário Fonseca

Managing Director,
CordenPharma Lisbon

Dr. Lutz Henkel

Managing Director,
CordenPharma Plankstadt

CordenPharma Site Heads

Patrick Wolff

Site Head,
CordenPharma Ettingen

Dr. Karsten Meyenberg

Site Head,
CordenPharma Frankfurt (R&D)