Pia D’Urbano has been Senior Vice President, Marketing for the
Diabetes and Obesity teams at Novo Nordisk Inc. since September 2020.
She is responsible for the direction and alignment of marketing and
sales strategies for Novo Nordisk’s innovative cardiometabolic
medicines with the goal of improving access to treatment and care and
strengthening understanding of these conditions among key stakeholders
Mrs. D’Urbano has been a member of Novo Nordisk’s US Executive
Team since she joined the company as Corporate Vice President,
Biopharmaceuticals in 2018. In this role, Mrs. D’Urbano was
responsible for leading the US Biopharmaceutical commercial team
specializing in treatments for people with rare bleeding disorders,
and growth hormone-related disorders.
Mrs. D’Urbano has 29 years of healthcare business experience in
primary care, specialty/biologics and many diseases across multiple
therapeutic areas. Her expertise spans establishing new businesses,
heading marketing and sales, new product planning, business
development, strategic planning, and alliance development.
Prior to joining Novo Nordisk, Mrs. D’Urbano was a member of the
US Executive Committee at Sanofi and held multiple roles including
Vice President and Head of US Public Affairs & Advocacy, and
Vice President and Head of US Dermatology and Respiratory Biologics
Business Unit. She also served as Vice President and Head of New
Products Launch Unit, North America, and Associate Vice President,
Commercial Brand Head for the US Oncology business. Her leadership
roles also included co-chair of WISE (Women Inspiring Sanofi Excellence.)
Mrs. D’Urbano has also held a variety of marketing roles at
Bristol-Myers Squibb including Neuroscience Global Marketing Director
where she was responsible for global product launches. Her early
career experience included roles at Glaxo Wellcome, Inc. outside of
Mrs. D’Urbano was awarded the Top 25 Woman Leaders in Biotech of
2019 by the Healthcare Technology Report.
Mrs. D’Urbano holds a marketing degree from Vanier College as
well as a Bachelor of Commerce/Business from Concordia University,
both in Montreal, Canada.