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Patrick Svarvar

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Patrick Svarvar
Business Unit Director, Rare Diseases

Meet Patrick, our Business Unit Director in the Nordics for the Rare Disease business. Patrick has been a part of Chiesi since 2015, and he has been committed to the pharmaceutical industry for almost 25 years. Patrick has prior to Chiesi experience in both affiliate and global roles, predominantly in the market access functions.


Patrick describes how the Rare Disease unit is currently marketing four products in the Nordic region and have several products in the pipeline as well. The business unit belongs to a newly formed global business unit; Chiesi Global Rare Disease, based in Boston.


What do you think is the most fun with your work?

Of course, it is very rewarding when all efforts the team puts in, result in a patient with a rare severe condition getting access to a medicine that helps him or her and the caregivers. The work truly requires a cross-functional approach tapping into many different capabilities, which rewards you with a lot of energy at work.


Which qualities do you believe are the most important to be a part of Chiesi?

I believe it is important to have the willingness to pitch in and contribute to move challenges and issues forward. I think our colleagues tend to jointly own any challenge and strive to find a solution irrespective of what function you formally belong to.


How do you feel that you have developed during your time at Chiesi?

I have had the fortune to be able to take on new roles when they have presented themselves. I joined Chiesi Nordic as Market Access Manager and, after a couple of years, I moved into a Business Unit Director role, which has been very rewarding for my personal development. I think me as an example really testifies that Chiesi is certainly willing to give people new and different opportunities and challenges.