NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas recently announced that Doug Geiger has been promoted to the position of vice president, head of New Therapeutic Areas in Marketing Strategy. Geiger will be responsible for delivering global strategic commercial leadership on key initiatives within Astellas' emerging therapeutic areas. He will report to Yukio Matsui, senior vice president and head of Marketing Strategy.
"Doug has been a pivotal strategic commercial leader since joining Astellas in 2008," said Matsui. "He will play an instrumental role as we establish a presence in new therapeutic focus areas such as pain, central nervous system, nephrology and inflammation."
Geiger brings 23 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He joined Astellas in 2008 as director of New Product Planning in the U.S., and helped establish the oncology business unit. Since 2012, Geiger has served as senior director and head of the New Product Planning in the U.S., where he played a vital role in optimizing the commercial potential of Astellas' pipeline.
Prior to Astellas, Geiger held several commercial leadership positions at Abbott Laboratories and TAP Pharmaceuticals in marketing, commercial strategy and global commercial development.
Geiger earned his Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Illinois, holds a Master of Science in accounting from DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and a Masters in Business Administration from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.
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