Mr. Baronian, has long-standing experience in the pharmaceutical industry, having held increasingly responsible positions within the Johnson & Johnson organization: between 1990 and 1997, he was Vice President in charge of European operations for Cilag AG, in Zug and Schaffhausen, before becoming Group Vice President, worldwide operations, for Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc., based in Rochester, USA. Between 1969 and 1990, he held various positions in sales, marketing, finance and operations within J&J, in the United States and in Canada. From 1998 - 1999, Mr. Baronian was CEO of the Central Laboratories in Bern, a not-for-profit institution founded by the Swiss Red Cross. From 2000 – 2002 he was the CEO of Asklia, a Veterinary and Dental Company in Belp. Since 2003 he has been in charge of his own company AZAD based in Toffen (BE). From 2000 - 2009, Mr. Baronian was Chairman of Tecan, a robotics company supplying the life sciences industry, based in Männedorf (Zürich). Mr. Baronian holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce, with majors in Finance and Business Administration, from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He lives in Switzerland and is married with five children.
Joined AZAD in 2019. Astrid has more than 25 years of experience in Finance, and she spent most of her professional career in an American pharmaceutical company as a plant controller. She holds a bachelor of business administration from HFW Schaffhausen.