Astellas names new head of global development
This article was originally published in Scrip
Astellas Pharma has named Eric Terhaerdt senior vice-president of global development operations. Mr Terhaerdt will be located at Astellas' headquarters for the Americas in Northbrook, Illinois, and will report to Dr Bernie Zeiher, executive vice-president of global development. In this role he will be responsible for establishing the global direction of the drug development operations of Astellas in the Netherlands and the US, and will work closely with Japanese development operations to ensure global operational effectiveness and efficiency. Prior to joining Astellas, Mr Terhaerdt spent more than 20 years with AstraZeneca, serving in a variety of global leadership roles with increasing responsibility, in the areas of clinical research, clinical development, clinical quality, strategy and performance and scientific and technical evaluations.