Pharma Holdings Management
Christian Lütken, CEO
Christian Lütken holds an MD from the University of Oslo and has several
years of experience in the fields of pediatrics, family medicine, emergency medicine and occupational medicine. He has management experience as previous Head of Department in a private healthcare company. In recent years Christian has been working in DNB’s Global Healthcare team financing healthcare companies globally, and also working closely with the Norwegian healthcare startup scene comprising all subsegments of the healthcare industry including med.tech, pharma, bio tech, digital health and healthcare services.
Torsteinn Erlingsson, CFO
Master Science degree in Fishery Science from UiT, the Arctic University of Norway. He has more than 25 years of experience from corporate finance and business development. In his tenure in corporate finance Erlingsson worked on several biotech transactions, and in Pharma Holdings Mr. Erlingsson has secured equity financing for the relaunch of the development of our lead drug candidate.
Johnny Ryvoll, Vice President Business Development
Mr. Ryvoll has been with Pharma Holdings since 2018. He holds a MBA from University of Washington, Foster School of Business, and also a degree in Electrical Engineering (Siv. Ing.). He has more than 25 years of experience from corporate finance, project management and business development. In his tenure in corporate finance Mr. Ryvoll worked on several biotech transactions. In his time in Pharma Holdings he has built a network of high-quality contract research organizations and contract manufacturing capacity as well as networks of experienced advisors in all critical functions for the company such as product development, regulatory affairs, design and execution of clinical trials.
Rolf Engstad, Contracted CMC Lead
Engstad was chief scientific officer (CSO) in Biotec Pharmacon for almost 20 years and in charge of the successful development of pharmaceutical and medical device products, as well as responsible for pre-clinical and clinical studies. He has longstanding research collaborations with international institutions like the Charité in Berlin, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, and the Mount Sinai Hospital, both New York, as well as with many Norwegian universities and research institutes. Engstad is also the inventor of more than 20 granted patents and patent applications.