Martine Zimmermann


Martine Zimmermann is Senior Vice President and Head of Regulatory Affairs, R&D & Commercial Quality at Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease. Dr Zimmermann has over 25 years of combined R&D and global regulatory strategy experience. She joined Alexion in 2009 and has since then been dedicated to the registration of several orphan medicinal products across the globe, as well as to the shaping of the regulatory environment for medicines under development for rare diseases. Prior to Alexion, Dr Zimmermann held numerous R&D and regulatory roles in companies such as Aventis (now Sanofi), Servier and H. Lundbeck A/S. Dr Zimmermann also serves currently as a Director in the Board Inventiva Pharma.
From 2019 to 2021 she served as a Director in the Board for CAELUM Bioscience.
She received her PharmD from the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France, and is based in Zurich, Switzerland. Martine has been a champion of diversity, equality, inclusion and belonging, having been recognized by the Healthcare Businesswoman’s Association as a Luminary in 2020, and efforts by serving as an executive sponsor for Alexion’s flagship Women In Leadership (WIL) employee resource group.