Steve Albers is Senior Vice President, Market Access and Public
Affairs for Novo Nordisk Inc. since November 2020. Steve leads the US
Market Access team in setting strategies and providing national
leadership in communicating the value of all Novo Nordisk products to
key payer customers. Additionally, he directs the Public Affairs team
on engagement with policy makers, educating them on the significance
of the disease states that patients face as well as the business
complexities that Novo Nordisk navigates. Steve is responsible for
helping ensure that patients who need Novo Nordisk's medicines are
able to get them.
Steve is the Executive Sponsor for the BENovo (Black Employees at
Resource Group, which helps ensure that Novo Nordisk is a
dynamic place to work and grow for our Black colleagues, providing
development and growth opportunities that exemplify the global culture
and foster leadership within the organization.
He also currently serves on the Advisory Board for Emory Healthcare
Innovation Hub and is a Trustee for Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County.
Previously, Steve was Vice President of Market Access National
Accounts, where he was responsible for payer marketing, contract
strategy, pricing and account management for Novo Nordisk's portfolio
of US medicines. He joined the Executive Team as Corporate Vice
President, Market Access in March 2017.
Steve has more than 20 years of experience within the medical and
pharmaceutical industries. He joined Novo Nordisk in 2006 as District
Business Manager in Minnesota achieving increasing levels of
responsibility in the Sales and Market Access organization. He spent
almost five years in Novo Nordisk's global headquarters in Denmark as
Senior Global Marketing Director for Market Access before he was
appointed Vice President of Global Market Access.
Prior to joining Novo Nordisk, Steve was a regional account manager
for Serono Inc., a biotechnology company acquired by Merck. Before
that, he worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals America in various sales and
account management roles of increasing responsibility.
He holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Concordia College in Minnesota.