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Date:15 May
Time:18:00 - 21:00
Venue:Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport, Ellehammersvej 20, 2770 Kastrup, Denmark
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Mia Ritterband-Rosenbaum

Mia Ritterband-Rosenbaum

Event Manager & PA to CEO

+45 21 63 38 88

Medicon Valley Alliance EXECUTIVE CLUB DINNER WITH Dorthe Mikkelsen

Commercialization in global growth markets with a particular eye on Asia

Medicon Valley Alliance is happy to welcome MVA Executive Club members for the 20th MVA Executive Club Dinner Meeting, which once again takes place at Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport on the 15th of May 2023.

The distinguished guest and keynote speaker for this MVA Executive Club Meeting will be Dorthe Mikkelsen, recently President of MSD in Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. She will enlighten us with her perspective and set the scene for a discussion on the topic “Commercialization in global growth markets with a particular eye on Asia”.

Commercialization in Global Growth Markets with a particular eye on Asia
From almost three decades of frontier experience launching, growing and lifecycle planning of pharmaceuticals in Europe, USA and Asia:

  • What matters from a geopolitical, pharmaceutical market and product perspective?
  • How to design organizations and lead in and across a vast variety of cultures?
  • What is the role of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)?
  • Is Diversity & Inclusion important?

The Medicon Valley Alliance Executive Club is for C-level network for MVA members only. If you are interested in joining, please contact Louise Fur Høier


18:00 Registration & Networking
Starter – Drinks and Tapas
18:30 Welcome
Anette Steenberg, CEO, Medicon Valley Alliance
18:35 Commercialization in global growth markets with a particular eye on Asia
Dorthe Mikkelsen, former President of MSD in Asia Pacific, Boardmember of the Danish Falck and London UK Theramex
19:15 Main Course
20:15 Networking
Coffee & dessert
21:00 End of meeting


Dorthe Mikkelsen, 

Ms. Mikkelsen was recently the President MSD in Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. The MSD Asia Pacific (AP) region has approximately 7,000 employees across 12 key markets: Australia & New Zealand, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, The Philippines, Singapore & Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The region delivered 3 billion USD sales in 2022 growing +67% vs 2021 across the integrated portfolio including the region’s top product Keytruda in oncology.

Ms. Mikkelsen began her career at Novo Nordisk. She joined MSD in Denmark in 1997 within Sales, Marketing & External Affairs, and was appointed Managing Director of MSD in Denmark & Iceland in 2006. In 2009, Ms. Mikkelsen became Vice President of MSD in Scandinavia and Ireland, followed by leading the Mid-Europe 2 region from 2010 to 2013. In 2014, she led MSD in the Nordics & Baltics while establishing MSD’s Fertility Business Unit in Europe & Canada. During 2014-2016, she was Senior Vice President for the MSD Mid-Europe region with 30 countries, including Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Nordics & Baltics, Poland, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and the Balkans.

Ms. Mikkelsen then became Senior Vice President for the global Diversified Brands Customer Business Line (CBL), based at the Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth HQ in the USA, from 2016-2017. The Diversified Brands CBL managed P&L for the  multi-billion-dollar portfolio of more than 100 mature brands and the Global Commercial Center for Life-cycle management focusing on USA, Japan, China, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Russia and the Middle East. This portfolio was spun off from Merck as a stand-alone company named Organon mid-2021.

Since 2014, Ms. Mikkelsen is a member of the Danish Falck Board, a leading international provider of ambulance and healthcare services operating in 30 countries, incl. on the Audit and the RemNomCo committees. In January 2023, she joined the board of London UK Theramex, a leading pharmaceutical company dedicated to women and their health.

She was recently a member of the advisory board for the APAC Life Sciences Center of Excellence led by L.E.K. Consulting, a global management consulting firm, and supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). In January 2020, Ms. Mikkelsen joined the Board of Directors for the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) for a two-year term and also served on the USABC Nomination Committee; USABC is the premier advocacy organization for U.S. corporations operating within the dynamic Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

From 2010 to 2016, Ms. Mikkelsen served as Chairman of the Board of the Danish Industry Association for the pharmaceutical industry (lif), negotiating and signing 5 price agreements with the government and invited as the industry representative for the first Danish Government Committee on Healthcare and Welfare Solutions. She was Chair of the broader Pharmaceutical Industry Ethics Institution and Vice-Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce Board.

In November 2019, Ms. Mikkelsen was named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Denmark by Berlingske. In 2020, she was named to the Business Insider list of 100 people Transforming Business in Asia. Ms. Mikkelsen was an Executive Ambassador for MSD for Mothers, a 10-year, $500 million global corporate responsibility program focused on creating a world where no woman dies giving life.

Ms. Mikkelsen holds a Master of Science in Pharmacy from the Royal Danish School of Pharmacy and a Diploma in Business Economics from Copenhagen Business School.



The main objective with the Medicon Valley Alliance Executive Club is to provide a relevant and informal setting for networking among Medicon Valley executives. This setting will strengthen the ties between Medicon Valley executives as well as strengthen their commitment to the Medicon Valley region.

The Executive Club meets twice a year for an approximately 3 hour culinary dinner meeting in the evening with a prominent guest speaker. The dinner meetings will take place at Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport and there is room for around 50 executives at each dinner meeting.


Membership is by invitation only.

All executives representing biotech, medtech, pharma, CRO, CMO and investor companies, as well as science parks, higher learning institutions and regional councils among MVA members are automatically member of the club.


Membership of Medicon Valley Alliance Executive Club and participation in the events are free of charge.

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