portrait of Thomas Schweins
Senior Vice President, Life Science Business Area

Dr. Thomas Schweins

Joined QIAGEN in 2004 as Vice President Corporate Strategy and was appointed Vice President Marketing & Strategy in 2005, where he was deeply involved in managing the global business toward Life Science customers. In late 2011, Dr. Schweins assumed responsibility for Human Resources and initiated a multi-year transformation process to increase efficiency and effectiveness of the function. In 2017, Dr. Schweins took over the leadership of the Life Science Business Area and consequently resigned from his role as head of HR. Dr. Schweins came to QIAGEN from The Boston Consulting Group. He previously worked as Technology Manager, and later as an Assistant to the Management Board at Hoechst / Aventis. Dr. Schweins earned an M.Sc. Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Hanover. He obtained his Ph.D. at the Max Planck Society and received an M.Sc. from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he studied Business Administration and Chemistry.