Delivering the Pipeline of the Future with a Commitment to Radical Simplification and Pioneering for Excellence

  • Being part of the solution: Launching two medicines in record time during the pandemic
  • Meeting growing complexity head-on
  • Establishing communities of practitioners to re-imagine manufacturing and process development
  • Re-thinking how we collaborate across boundaries

Susanne Hundsbaek-Pedersen
Global Head Pharma of Technical Operations


Susanne serves as the Global Head of Pharma Technical Operations at Roche, a global biotech company. Roche delivers long-term and sustainable healthcare solutions to serve millions of patients in 150 countries. Pharma Technical Operations spans the world with sites on four continents and covers the value chain from Technical development, CMC to Commercial supplies. She is based in Basel, Switzerland.

Susanne has held a variety of positions in global pharmaceutical manufacturing operations, specifically in biologics and devices, with more than 20 years of experience. She brings a strong people focus and honors the opportunities Technical Operations professionals have to serve society by producing clinical and commercial pharmaceuticals for life threatening conditions.

Susanne has been leading the transformation of Procurement and Supply Chain management functions reaching more than 170 countries. Under her leadership as SVP of Global Supply Chain Management at Novo Nordisk, the organization was recognized as one of Top 25 Supply Chain by Gartner. In her role as SVP of Product Supply Diabetes Products, she has been orchestrating a technological transformation that was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a global lighthouse in Advanced Manufacturing.