Rolf Classon has been a board member since August 2014. From October 2002 until his retirement in July 2004, Mr. Classon was Chairman of the Executive Committee of Bayer HealthCare AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG. He served as President of Bayer Diagnostics from 1995 to 2002 and as Executive Vice President of Bayer Diagnostics from 1991 to 1995. Prior to 1991, Mr. Classon held various management positions with Pharmacia Corporation.
Mr. Classon currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA. He was previously Chairman of the Board of Directors of Perrigo Company plc from 2018 to 2022, having joined that board as a director in 2017, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tecan Group Ltd., serving from 2009 until April 2018. Mr. Classon served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hill-Rom Corporation from 2006 until March 2018, also serving as Vice Chairman of the Board from 2003 through May 2005 and as interim chief executive officer from May 2005 until March 2006. From 2005 to 2015, Mr. Classon served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and as Vice Chairman from March 2005 to April 2005. He also previously served as a director of Sequanna Medical AG from 2016 to 2017; of Aerocrine AB, Stockholm from 2013 to 2015; of Millipore Corporation from 2005 to 2010; of Prometheus Laboratories Inc. from 2004 to 2010; and of Enzon Pharmaceuticals Inc. from 1997 to 2011.
Mr. Classon received his Chemical Engineering Certificate from the Gothenburg School of Engineering and a Business Degree from the Gothenburg University.