With commercial experience from industry leaders in Eye Care
Christian Roesky Ph.D.
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Roesky was appointed CEO & Managing Director of Novaliq effective November 1, 2016. He brings to Novaliq more than 15 years in the field of eye care as well as extensive operational experience at multiple international healthcare companies. Previously, Dr. Roesky was General Manager for the D-A-CH region of Bausch + Lomb GmbH in Berlin; Commercial Director Central Europe of Abbott’s Diagnostics Division, General Manager and speaker of the German Country Management Board of Abbott GmbH & Co. KG in Wiesbaden from 2013 – 2015; and, General Manager of Alcon Germany & Austria (Novartis) from 2009-2013.
Prior to his general management assignments, Dr. Roesky worked as Marketing Manager EURMEA for Alcon in the USA, Spain and Switzerland, focusing on strategy and market access to transform global and regional commercial activities. He had previously studied chemistry in Bonn and Freiberg, both in Germany, and was awarded his Ph.D. with honors from the Technical University of Freiberg in Germany.
Oliver Schlüter Ph.D.
Managing Director/Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Schlüter was CFO of CureVac GmbH from 2010 to 2015. During his tenure at CureVac, he was instrumental in the transformation of a 70 employee R&D-driven company to a 170-employee customer-centric and value-focused corporation that entered into several strategic partnerships with in-house cGMP-manufacturing. From the time of his appointment in 2010, the company secured more than €200 million in funding and increased the company value more than tenfold to more than €1 billion.
Dr. Schlüter has 20 years of professional experience within the fields of Finance and Life Sciences. He holds a PhD in computational finance and also studied business administration.
Founder and President Novaliq Inc.
Bernhard Günther is President of Novaliq Inc. He founded Novaliq GmbH in 2007 and was Chief Executive Officer until October 2016.
He has more than 24 years of professional experience in the field of ophthalmic medical devices and biopharmaceuticals. Prior to Novaliq, Mr. Günther served as Chief Executive Officer of Fluoron GmbH, a German medical device company, which pioneered the development of proprietary ophthalmic Biomaterials for the treatment of severe retinal diseases.
During his tenure at Fluoron, Mr. Günther transformed the company into an internationally leading manufacturer of highly innovative vitreous substitutes and intraocular staining solutions.
Mr. Günther further serves as a supervisory board member of Geuder AG und holds a Diploma in Polymer Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt.
Frank Löscher Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Frank Löscher joined Novaliq in early 2014. He has 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in the areas of Research, Development, Project Management, Business Development and licensing. Dr. Löscher covers the full range from active ingredient chemistry to pharmaceutical product development and drug product manufacturing.
As part of the executive board at Novaliq Dr. Löscher is responsible for the areas of research, development and commercial production (CMC).
He graduated from Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg with a degree in Chemistry and later received his Ph.D. in Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Regensburg.
Gabriela Burian MD, MPH
Dr. Burian joined Novaliq in 2017. With over 25 years of international clinical experience, she specializes in the field of clinical research and drug development in ophthalmology, with particular interest in clinical translation and biological markers.
Previously she held various leadership positions including Global Program Medical Director at Novartis Pharma and Ophthalmology Early Program Leader at F. Hoffmann-La Roche. Based in Basel, Switzerland, she founded and directs GB Biomed Advisors GmbH and provides clinical development strategic advice to ophthalmological startup projects around the world. She also currently serves as CMO of Iconic Therapeutics, Inc. (San Francisco, CA, USA) and is a faculty member of the European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology (ESASO, Lugano, Switzerland).