Thomas D. Szucs

Chairman of the Board

Prof. Dr. med. Thomas D. Szucs has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Helsana Group since 2010 and also serves in this function as Chairman of the Executive and Remuneration Committee, as well as Chairman of the Investment Committee and as a member of the Digitisation Committee.

Thomas D. Szucs is Professor and Director of the Institute for Pharmaceutical Medicine at the University of Basel, Switzerland. His research and teaching activity is focused on the areas of pharmacoeconomics, pharmaceuticals policy, healthcare provision research and healthcare technology assessment. He previously served as Head of Health Economics at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine of the University of Zurich. Positions he held in the past include the following: Head of Research and founder of the Pharmaeconomics Centre at the University of Milan, Italy; Head of the working group for clinical economics at the University of Munich, Germany; Senior Consultant at Arthur D. Little, Inc.; and Head of the Health Economics Department at Hoffmann-La Roche AG in Basel, Switzerland. Prof. Szucs is also a member of the editorial team of various specialist scientific journals.

After studying medicine and completing his doctorate at the University of Basel, Thomas D. Szucs obtained a Master's degree in business studies from the University of St. Gallen, a Master in public health at Harvard University and a LL.M. in international commercial law at the University of Zurich. He is a specialist recognised by the Swiss Medical Association (FMH) for pharmaceutical medicine, prevention and healthcare. In 2010 he became honorary professor at the University of Peking Health Sciences Centre.

Further activities, mandates:

  • curafutura association - the innovative health insurers, Deputy Chairman
  • SVV, member of the Management Board
  • Altdorf cantonal hospital (Uri), member of the hospital council
  • AB2 Bio SA, member of the Board of Directors
  • ZADZ AG (Centre for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders and Depression Zurich), member of the Board of Directors
  • EurAsia Heart Foundation, member of the Foundation Council

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