Francois R. Martelet

Name: Francois R. Martelet

Title: Chief Executive Officer

Born: Feb. 1960

Share holdings: 61,000 shares and 896,739 stock options


  • Advanced General Management Program (AMP), INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France
  • Master’s Degree in Business, Pharmaceutical Marketing, Burgundy Business School, Dijon, France
  • Degree in Legal Medicine, R. Descartes University of Medicine, Paris, France
  • Doctorate in Medicine with distinction, Dijon University of Medicine, France

Previous experience: Francois Martelet is an experienced Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology executive with a proven track record of shaping companies and turning around underperforming units. He has held three CEO positions in the last 12 years. He has spent most of his career in the oncology field, as CEO of Avax and Topotarget, as well as in executive corporate roles at senior level at Roche, Eli Lilly, Novartis and MSD. Throughout his various assignments he has been based in six countries in Europe (including Sweden) and in the US. Francois is a Medical Doctor, with a Masters Degree in Business from France. He is also a military reserve officer holding the rank of Brigadier (OF-6) and has received the Legion of Honor on military grounds that is the highest decoration in France. 

Other assignments: Board member of Novigenix SA.

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Fredrik Järrsten

Name: Fredrik Järrsten

Title: Chief Financial Officer

Born: 1967

Share holdings: 56,500

Education: Degree in Accounting and Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics and International Business from the School of Business Administration, University of Michigan.

Previous experience: Fredrik has over 25 years of experience across the financial, medical technology and life sciences sectors in the Nordic region and internationally. Previously, he served as CFO and deputy CEO at Karolinska Development, an investment company specializing in the Nordic life sciences sector. Prior to this, he was CFO and Business Development Director at Bactiguard. Mr Järrsten also served as a Director of Business Development, including M&A, at Aleris, a leading Nordic healthcare provider, for over 8 years, contributing significantly to its growth story through completing some 30 acquisitions. Fredrik has also worked as an Investment Manager at the venture capital company Litorina Kapital and at the investment banks SEB Enskilda and Lazard with advice in areas such as M&A, capital raises and IPOs.

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Heidi B. Ramstad

Name: Heidi B. Ramstad

Title: Chief Medical Officer

Born: 1969

Share holdings: –


  • Pediatrician, Graduate degree in Medicine from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Previous experience: Heidi B. Ramstad has more than 20 years’ experience as a medical doctor and biopharmaceutical executive in the healthcare sector. Recent positions include working for Nisonic AS as Chief Medical Officer and as Managing Director at NorMed Consulting. Dr. Ramstad has also worked for a number of blue-chip pharmaceutical companies including Roche and GSK, serving as Country Medical Director for Norway, and Pfizer, serving as Nordic Medical Affairs Manager.

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Reinhard Koenig

Name: Reinhard Koenig

Title: Chief Scientific Officer

Born: 1960

Share holdings: –


  • Medical Doctor, Philipps University Marburg, Germany
  • Doctorate in Medicine, Philipps University Marburg, Germany

Previous experience: Reinhard Koenig is a Medical Scientist, Advisor and Executive with successful track record in obtaining product approvals and driving commercialization in Europe and the United States in biotech, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. His experience of more than 25 years spans start-up and early stage companies as well as large, multi-national enterprises.  He has held senior and executive positions in privately held and publicly traded companies, among them Genentech, Inc., Piramal Critical Care, Inc., Boehringer Mannheim Therapeutics, Inc., Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Collagen Aesthetics, Inc., and others.

He has published on various scientific topics and is inventor and co-inventor of several patents and pending applications and held an appointment as Adjunct Professor at Temple University’s College of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, Philadelphia.

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Peter Selin

Name: Peter Selin

Title: Chief Business Officer

Born: May 1973

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  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Business Administration and Management, Uppsala University, Sweden

Previous experience: Peter has twenty years of experience within the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industry with extensive expertise within international business development. Peter has a solid track record of licensing and acquisition deals as well as successful alliance management. Prior to joining Oasmia, he has held senior positions at Inceptua and Sobi. Peter has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Uppsala university, Sweden.

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