Lars joined Roche Basel in 1993 as Commercial Manager Region Eastern Europe. Over the past 26 years he has held various global, regional and local roles in Audit, Finance and in the Commercial organization. In 2010 he was appointed General Manager Roche Venezuela. In 2013 Lars assumed the role of Commercial Head Oncology in Roche Global Product Strategy. Since January 2019 Lars Nielsen has been appointed General Manager of Roche Russia. Lars holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Berne, Switzerland and completed an Executive Education Program GMP at the Harvard Business School in 2011.