Emilio Gagliardi, CEO, on what makes the pharmaceutical company special
A global pharmaceutical leader dedicated to the task of providing therapeutic solutions, Servier has been in Bulgaria since 1993. Emilio Gagliardi has been its CEO since October 2019.
How does Servier stand out in the market?
Based in France, Servier is an independent group governed by a non-profit foundation therefore all profits are invested in research and development.
We are focused on two different directions: continuing to develop our core portfolio in chronic cardiometabolic diseases and investing in oncology and innovation. In this last field we’ve recently had an acceleration thanks to new acquisitions. We have a promising pipeline for the future, mainly in the field of colorectal cancer and hematology.
How did Servier evolve in Bulgaria since its arrival?
Servier opened its branch in 1993, which is quite unique compared to any large pharmaceutical presence in the country. Our satisfactory evolution in the country has been driven by our ethical approach and our very targeted product portfolio with robust, reliable and cost-effective solutions, which target major burdens such as diabetes and cardiovascular conditions.
How does Servier answer the most common health problems in Bulgaria?
Bulgaria is among the first in Europe in population ageing, which is linked to high rates of chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular diseases, and oncological diseases. The country is expected to lose 30% of its workforce in the next 20 years; many doctors and nurses have already emigrated. This makes Bulgaria more vulnerable to a pandemic like the present one.
We, at Servier, are aware that we have a role to play: in the field of hypertension, for instance, we offer solutions such as single-pill combinations for efficacy and improved treatment adherence. In 2021, we also launched new medicines in Bulgaria that combine the treatment of various risk factors as hypertension and cholesterol levels. Patients will benefit greatly.
We also work closely with industry associations and authorities to introduce efficiency that can improve the quality of healthcare in Bulgaria.
We are active in medical education, bringing to Bulgaria world-class opinion leaders to share their insights with local medical talents.
Tell us more about the team of Servier Bulgaria?
Our team is highly skilled and talented. We invest heavily in trainings to ensure that they are at the forefront of medical knowledge. The team is also engaged in social projects.
For example, recently they assembled new furniture and redecorated rooms at kindergartens in Dobrich municipality.
Our commitment to supporting Bulgarian healthcare environment and patients is concrete and solid for the future.
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