Hofseth Biocare ASA: Top tier recruitment to further strengthen focus on sales and marketing

Written by: Editor
Published on: 4 Feb 2021
  • Ex-Lonza senior executive Reto Renggli joins Hofseth BioCare to further strengthen the company’s consumer health division.
  • The new addition to the team is the last in a series of recruitments focusing on ramping up sales and international growth.

Ålesund, Norway, February 1st 2021: Hofseth BioCare ASA (HBC) is delighted to announce the hiring of Reto Renggli as VP within HBC’s Consumer Health Division as of February 1st 2021.

Mr Renggli is a highly accomplished leader with two decades of global experience in marketing, business development and the sales of scientific based branded raw materials to the human and pet food sector.

He is the former Head of Sales and Marketing, Health Ingredients at Lonza, the Swiss based life sciences business and has broad experience of developing new products. He managed key commercial relationships with multinationals such as Nestle and Danone. 

Reto Renggli said, “I was inspired to join HBC’s senior leadership team by the global opportunity I see for this rapidly growing biotech business.

As we accelerate plans to commercialise and expand HBC’s product and ingredient ranges, our skills and experience are set to prove complementary.”

HBC is focused on its expansion across the entire consumer health sector and the creation of a global distribution network for its range of products and ingredients.

In the final weeks of 2020, HBC announced a pan-Asian collaboration for its non-GMO and sustainable marine branded products with nutraceutical and pharmaceutical distributor DKSH. It extends to ten countries including India, Japan and China.

A further exclusive agreement was signed with global speciality ingredients distributor IMCD for sixteen more countries incorporating most of South America, South Africa, Australasia, Turkey, the USA and Canada.

These agreements follow the granting of a unique set of label claims for its bioactive peptide product ProGo® in North America, centred around the treatment of iron deficiency anemia. It is the first non-iron based alternative on the US market with documented health benefits, to help millions of people who struggle with the negative side effects of traditional iron supplements.

Mr Renggli joins Andy Gill, formerly of GSK and Novartis, appointed in January 2021,and Will Urban-Smith, formerly of Johnson & Johnson, to realise a long-term strategic plan to create shareholder value.

“Hiring Reto Renggli is a significant milestone for HBC and we are delighted he will be working alongside Andy and Will. These experienced sales executives from Tier One, global pharmaceutical and nutraceutical consumer health businesses will drive sales of HBC´s unique, sustainable, science and claim-backed natural health solutions.

It speaks volumes about the opportunity at HBC. Leading healthcare and FMCG companies and professionals alike are starting to understand just how differentiated our clean, sustainable marine by-products are and the scale of our ability to provide the medicine of tomorrow, today. 

Reto’s addition is an enormous step forward for us to begin the process of selling more, particularly B2B in both the human and pet segments”, says CEO Roger Hofseth of Hofseth BioCare ASA.