Jochen Bohner

SVP Global Commercial Finance


Jochen Bohner is currently the Head of Global Commercial Finance at Astellas in Europe. He started his Finance career 1997 in the Novartis Headquarters in Basel. He worked for 13 years at Novartis and in his last assignment was the Country Head of Finance of Novartis Brazil until 2010. From then until 2012 he was Group CFO of the dental company Ivoclar Vivadent in Liechtenstein with sales and manufacturing in the five continents. From 2013 to 2018, he held senior Finance positions at Nestle Skin Health, like for example the CFO of the Latin America Region.

1 year ago, Jochen joined Astellas and actively participates in the globalization of Finance, which is transforming from a regional to a functional set-up. This approach allows harmonizing processes globally and becoming more efficient and agile. I gives transparency in order to shift resources and investments globally between regions and therapeutic areas.

These experiences provided Jochen knowledge and understanding of life science industries such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices and consumer health in different regions and cultures. 

Jochen studied business administration and finance at the University of Stuttgart and has an MBA from the University of Kansas. In his diploma thesis, he examined how economic theories of the 19th and early 20th century have found their way into modern management and governance of enterprises. Jochen is married, has two children, lives in Bern, Switzerland, and enjoys skiing and hiking.