Wayne Paterson has held numerous senior positions in multinational pharmaceutical companies and has lived in seven countries during the past 20 plus years. Throughout his career, he has been responsible for building and managing multi-billion-dollar businesses throughout the world, including; mergers, integrations, acquisitions and major restructures as President and CEO.
From 2005 to 2013 he held senior positions at Merck KGaA, including President of Europe, Canada and Australia. Prior to this, Mr Paterson was President of Emerging Markets, President of Japan and Global Head of Cardiovascular Medicine.
Between 1999 and 2005, Mr Paterson served at Roche Pharmaceuticals where he was most recently Head of Pharmaceuticals in Roche’s South Korean operation. He also served as Head of Commercial Operations for Roche China based in Shanghai.
He holds an MBA from the University of Southern Queensland and a degree in Business Studies from the Queensland University of Technology. He has also studied business courses at North Western University (Kellogg School of Management) in Chicago, IMD Business School in Switzerland, INSEAD in France, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong.
He served as Non-Executive Director of Cepheid Inc (NASDAQ:CHPD) from April 2015 to November 2016. Mr Paterson is an Australian national and resides in Minneapolis, USA.