portrait of Barthold Piening
Senior Vice President, Head of Global Operations

Dr Barthold Piening

Joined QIAGEN in December 2018 as Senior Vice President, Head of Global Operations, and a member of the Executive Committee. Dr. Piening has more than 30 years of experience in strategy and operations in the pharmaceutical, life science and medical device industries. Prior to joining QIAGEN, he was Executive Board member in charge of production and technology for the German pharma company STADA. Dr. Piening had previously served as Chief Operating Officer and EC member of Acino Pharma, and before that as Head of Global Operations for Takeda Pharmaceuticals International. Earlier, he had roles of increasing responsibility at Byk Gulden, ALTANA Pharma and Nycomed. After studying pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Kiel in Germany and the University of Wales in Cardiff, U.K., he earned a degree in Pharmaceutics with Approbation and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Kiel. He also earned an MBA at WHU-Vallendar in Germany and Northwestern University in the United States.

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