Vince Lamanna is Senior Vice President, Sales at Novo Nordisk Inc. (NNI) since February 14, 2022. He is responsible for leading diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular sales teams as well as the educator teams across the US. Vince is the Executive Sponsor for the VANN (Veterans at Novo Nordisk) Employee Resource Group, which provides veterans and their supporters opportunities to showcase leadership skills, execute professional development, and engage in community service events. He is also the Executive Sponsor for NovoHealth, an employee program that helps motivate and engage participants on their wellness journey.

Vince is an accomplished pharmaceutical leader with more than 30 years of broad and progressive experience in sales leadership, marketing excellence, general management, external affairs, market access and finance. 

In his previous role as Vice President and Commercial Lead for the South Area at NNI, Vince was responsible for developing Area level diabetes and obesity strategy, driving strong business performance, and building a sustainable culture for the South—a geography comprised of more than 550 employees spanning nine states and Puerto Rico.  Under his leadership, the South Area posted nation leading sales and execution performance across our three most recent GLP-1 product launches. Prior to leading the South, he was Vice President of Diabetes Sales for the West Area covering 22 states and leading that team with top market share in the nation for our diabetes GLP-1 franchise. 

Preceding his time in the US, Vince led the Canadian affiliate, Novo Nordisk Canada Inc. (NNCI) where he served as President and General Manager for nine years. Under his tenure, NNCI grew to the #7 affiliate globally and was recognized as a Top 100 Canadian Employer. While in Canada, he also served as an Executive Board Member and Treasurer at both Innovative Medicines Canada and BioteCanada.

Vince was inducted to the Canadian Healthcare Marketing Hall of Fame in 2010.  Notable internal recognitions include the Novo Nordisk “Global Sales Manager of the Year” award in 2006 and the Novo Nordisk “Global Manager of the Year” award in 2021.  

Vince holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Finance degree from the University of Toronto. He has also completed several executive education courses, including the General Management Program at Harvard Business School, and advanced business programs at The Wharton School and Queens University.