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Severin Schwan



Severin Schwan was born in 1967 and grew up in Tyrol, Austria. After obtaining a degree in economics and a doctorate in law at the University of Innsbruck, Severin began his career in 1993 as a finance trainee at Roche headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.

Following various management postings to Belgium, Germany and Switzerland, he moved to Singapore as regional head of the Roche Diagnostics business for Asia-Pacific in 2004. In 2006 Severin became CEO of Roche Diagnostics, the Roche Group’s global diagnostics business.

In 2008 Severin was appointed CEO of the Roche Group and became a member of the Roche Board in 2013. After serving as CEO for 15 years, he has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting in March 2023. Severin holds Austrian, German and Swiss citizenships.