Ruud Dobber, Ph.D

Executive Vice President and President, BioPharmaceuticals


Ruud was appointed Executive Vice President (EVP) and President, BioPharmaceuticals in January 2019 and is responsible for product strategy and commercial delivery for Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism (CVRM) and Respiratory diseases. 

Prior experience

Prior to this, Ruud held the role of EVP, North America since August 2016. Ruud joined Astra in 1997 (before the AstraZeneca merger) and has held various senior commercial and leadership roles, including as EVP, Europe, Regional Vice President of AstraZeneca’s European, Middle East and African division, Regional Vice President for the Asia Pacific region and Interim Executive Vice President, Global Product and Portfolio Strategy. 

Ruud was a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and was previously Chairman of the Asia division of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.


  • Doctorate in Immunology, University of Leiden, Netherlands