Dr. Thomas Schweins, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Strategy & Marketing Services, leads QIAGEN’s initiatives to maximize human capital as well as the corporate strategy and marketing services teams. He joined QIAGEN in 2004 as Vice President Corporate Strategy and became Vice President Marketing & Strategy in 2005. In 2012 Dr. Schweins was named Senior Vice President Human Resources, Strategy & Marketing Services. He joined QIAGEN from The Boston Consulting Group, where he was a core team member of the Pharma/Health Care Area as well as the Corporate Development Practice Area. Before this, Dr. Schweins worked as Technology Manager and later as Assistant to the Management Board with Hoechst/Aventis. Dr. Schweins has a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Hanover. He obtained his Ph.D. at the Max Planck Society and received a M.S. from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he studied Business Administration and Chemistry.