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Senior Leadership

Curt Oltmans

Curtis G. Oltmans is Corporate Vice President & General Counsel for Novo Nordisk Inc., North America. He is responsible for strategy and initiatives in the areas of law, quality, intellectual property, US corporate giving & social impact, government affairs & public affairs for the company’s substantial business in North America. He is a member of the company’s North American executive team and serves on various internal and global steering groups and committees. He joined Novo Nordisk Inc. in 2005.

In addition to his responsibilities managing the Legal & Corporate Affairs department, he is leading Novo Nordisk’s Native American Health Initiative. Currently, the project is working with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in Rosebud, South Dakota. The project includes diabetes education, donation of a Wellness Center and mobile medical unit.

Curt graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law, with High Distinction, in 1988 and from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1985. He is admitted to practice law in Indiana and Missouri. He also maintains a limited law license in New Jersey.

Prior to joining Novo Nordisk he held various positions in the legal department of Eli Lilly and Company (1992-2005), including positions based in Europe and the United States. While in these roles, he visited more than fifty countries. He has also worked as an associate at Shook, Hardy & Bacon in Kansas City, Missouri (1989-1992), as well as a visiting associate at Cameron McKenna (1988-1989) in London, UK.

He is a Board of Trustees member for the Boys & Girls Club of Trenton & Mercer County (NJ).