Ulrich Otte has been Senior Vice President, Finance & Operations for Novo Nordisk Inc. since July 2017. In this role, Mr. Otte provides strategic direction, business insights and corporate governance counsel through oversight of the company's short-term and long-term financial planning cycles and strategic planning processes.
His team is responsible for supply chain management, procurement and business services, pricing and contract operations, information technology, and commercial effectiveness and data analysis functions.
Mr. Otte brings more than 20 years of broad finance background ranging from technical accounting and auditing, to managing global improvement projects and Market Access. He has participated in the development of enterprise risk management strategies and is experienced in corporate governance (audit and disclosure) activities.
Prior to joining the US leadership team, Mr. Otte was Corporate Vice President, Finance for Novo Nordisk China, leading a diverse team that supported market access, government and public affairs, finance, information technology and procurement, and Hong Kong commercial operations.
Mr. Otte joined Novo Nordisk in 2000 as Financial Controller Corporate Accounting in Copenhagen, Denmark and held roles of increasing financial responsibility in Copenhagen including Corporate Vice President, Product Supply Global Investment and Finance, and Corporate Vice President, Corporate Financial Planning. He began his career as an Audit Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. Otte holds a Master of Science in Business, Economics and Auditing from Copenhagen Business School.