Executive Vice President, International Operations
Raymond Francot joined the company in January 2018. He previously served as Myriad’s Chief Commercial Officer in Europe. Prior to joining Myriad, Mr. Francot was vice president and regional general manager for Vertex Pharmaceuticals GmbH. Prior to Vertex, he was general manager at Gilead Sciences Germany GmbH, where he developed the company’s HIV franchise in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Mr. Francot’s first role in the life sciences industry was with Baxter Healthcare where he held various international commercial positions within the renal division. Mr. Francot received his undergraduate and master’s degrees in law studies from the University of Maastricht and a master’s in business administration from Erasmus University of Rotterdam.
Executive Director, International Commercial Operations
Ever since his BSc in medical microbiology in the eighties, Maarten Brusse has spent the past 3 decades in the field of laboratory diagnostics during which he gained experience in a wide range of capacities, starting with bench work in a public health laboratory in the Netherlands, through managing reagents manufacturing at CLB, followed by sales and marketing appointments with increasing responsibility such as heading Abbott diagnostics European tumor marker franchise, and more recently General Manager Asia Pacific for Abbott Molecular, focusing predominantly on Oncology, Virology and Genetics. Since 2012, Maarten has been General Manager at Luminex EMEIA, before joining Oncimmune as Chief Commercial Officer Asia Pacific in 2016. Since July 2020, Maarten joined Myriad Genetics supporting international commercial strategy development, efficiency and execution.
Lucas F.J. Dürselen
Business Director, D-A-CH
Lucas Dürselen joined Myriad in April 2015 and has long-time experience in the healthcare business in German speaking countries. He is responsible for Myriad’s commercial operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Before joining Myriad, Mr. Dürselen was member of the board of the Amedes Group, one of the market leaders in laboratory diagnostics, pathology and human genetics. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s Commercial Operations in Germany and Belgium.
Prior to joining Amedes, Mr. Dürselen was more than 10 years General Manager at DxD Consulting, a consultancy company active in the field of optimizing medical processes and implementation of quality assurance methods within hospitals and large medical institutions. Mr. Dürselen’s first roles in industry were with Hamilton Bonaduz AG where he held various international scientific and commercial positions in the sensor division.
Lucas Dürselen studied Chemistry at the University of Tübingen, received the doctoral degree (Dr. sc. nat.) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) at Zurich and has a MBA from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).
Gary A. King
Executive Consultant, Japan
Gary A. King joined the company in July 2010 and has been employed in the life sciences industry for more than 35 years. Prior to Myriad, he was the Chief Executive Officer of AverDx Incorporated, an international biotechnology company. Before AverDx, he was Vice President, International Operations at Biosite Incorporated where he spent six years building and leading all of the Company’s commercial activities outside the United States. Prior to joining Biosite, Mr. King was Division Director in Japan for Guidant Corporation and led Guidant’s transition from distributor to direct operations in the Japanese market. Mr. King received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology from Pomona College and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Stanford University.
Senior Director, France, Belux, Maghreb
Patrick Korman joined Myriad Genetics in November 2011. Initially Mr. Korman led the international market access and public affairs activities as well as supporting global business development, and was responsible for licensing key technologies for our companion diagnostics program.
He is now focusing on France as business and team are growing significantly since the first Myriad product is reimbursed in the country. Mr. Korman has been employed in the life sciences industry for 30 years. He served as CEO in a French biotech company, Fluigent, a spin-off of Curie Institute, and prior to that, he was CEO at Alexion Pharmaceutical France from the startup of the company and a Senior Member of Alexion Europe Leadership Team, spending 3 years establishing the business from MAA to pricing and first years of sales. Prior to Alexion, he built an extensive experience of the Pharma industry as VP in different international consulting firms. Mr. Korman has an MA Political Sciences and MBA from HEC.
Director, International Medical Affairs
Ralf Kronenwett joined Myriad Genetics with the acquisition of Sividon Diagnostics in June 2016 and holds the position of Director International Medical Affairs. He received his medical degree from the University of Heidelberg. After serving as a resident physician at the University Hospital Heidelberg, Ralf Kronenwett was a research group leader at the Clinical Cooperation Unit Molecular Hematology/Oncology of the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg. In 1999, he moved to the University Hospital Dusseldorf, qualified as an Assistant Professor of Molecular Medicine and focused on molecular therapeutics and diagnostics in hematology/oncology as well as biology and therapeutic use of hematopoietic stem cells. From 2006 to 2010, he held positions as senior scientist at Bayer HealthCare and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics and was working on prognostic and predictive biomarkers in breast cancer. In 2010, Ralf Kronenwett co-founded Sividon Diagnostics GmbH and held the positions of the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Officer (CMO/CSO). He was responsible for Medical Affairs, for R&D activities and for the development of the breast cancer prognosis test EndoPredict. Ralf Kronenwett was involved in several international research projects and is a coauthor of more than 90 research journal publications.
Country Manager, Japan
Shunsuke Kuraoka joined Myriad Genetics as Japan Country Manager in February 2019. He brings over 13 years’ experience to this role, including sales, marketing, professional education and regulatory affairs in Japan. Mr. Kuraoka has successfully launched new-to-the market medical device products in Japan, product approval, obtaining reimbursement and developing and leading professional education. He has worked in large medical device companies such as Medtronic as well as founding a start-up company in Japan conducting and managing Post Marketing Surveillance, Japanese HTA and managing all regulatory affairs.
Mr. Kuraoka has a BSc degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Portsmouth, UK, and has completed the basic and advanced HTA expert program at the University of Tokyo, Japan.
Senior Director QA & RA, Site Manager Myriad International Cologne, Germany
Bruno Monschau joined the company in June 2020. Prior to joining Myriad, Dr. Monschau worked 23 years at Qiagen in various positions in Quality and Operations Management. In his last position as Senior Director Global Operations, he headed two global Centers of Competence with manufacturing sites in Hilden, Germany and Barcelona, Spain. Prior to that, he was Senior Director Operations Europe and headed Qiagen’s manufacturing sites in Hilden and Leipzig with multiple manufacturing departments as well as engineering, HSE, logistics, manufacturing supply chain and operational procurement. Before changing into operations management, he worked 16 years in various positions in Quality Assurance, last as Senior Director QA. Dr. Monschau received his diploma in Biochemistry from the University of Tübingen and did his Ph.D. at the Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, Germany.
Director, Customer and Kits Operations
Frank Nowas has worked in various roles within the In-Vitro-Diagnostics and Life Science industry for 21 years. After many years in technical field service and product support functions with Beckman Coulter in Europe, he became European Project Manager for laboratory automation and led later on the Clinical Diagnostics Service Germany West. He then spent nearly five years with the German subsidiary of Waters Inc. as National Service Manager. There he managed Field Service, Customer Support and Customer training. Excellent customer service for clinical customers, pharmaceutical and chemistry industry, universities and public institutions have been the main focus of his work there. Most recently, Mr. Nowas served as Director Services International in the area of gastroenterology. His responsibilities contained optimization of customer service for direct customers and distributors throughout the world, continuous improvement to the repair center as well as creating technical support capabilities outside Europe.
Mr. Nowas received his diploma in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Applied Science in Aachen.