Executive team

Patrick Banks

Patrick Banks

Chief Executive Officer

Patrick joined the board at Speciality European Pharma in March 2007 as Chief Financial Officer. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in December 2010.

Prior to joining Speciality European Pharma, Patrick held the position of Chief Financial Officer at both Inpharmatica Limited (2001 – 2007), a chemogenomics company; and Phairson Medical Limited (1996 – 2001), a protein therapeutics discovery company. Prior to joining Phairson, Patrick spent more than ten years in the financial markets practice of Arthur Andersen in London.

Patrick is a qualified Chartered Accountant and an Economics graduate of the University of East Anglia.

Rakesh Tailor

Rakesh Tailor

Chief Operating Officer

Rakesh joined Speciality European Pharma in January 2009 as the Vice President of Marketing. He was appointed to the role of UK General Manager in March 2010 and to the position of General Manager, Northern Europe in May 2013. Rakesh was appointed to the Board of Speciality European Pharma in May 2016 and became Chief Operating Officer in January 2017.

Prior to joining Speciality European Pharma, Rakesh spent 5 years at Takeda as EU Head of Specialty Products and various roles in Corporate Development (2004 – 2009). Prior to his time at Takeda, Rakesh was UK Marketing Manager at Pfizer in the UK (2003 – 2004) and held various sales and marketing related positions at Pharmacia & Upjohn (1996 – 2003).

Rakesh is a Biochemistry graduate of University College of London.

Ton P. Alblas

Ton P. Alblas

Managing Director, Speciality European Pharma GmbH - Germany

Ton joined Speciality European Pharma in January 2010 as General Manager, Germany before progressing to the role of General Manager, Central Europe in May 2013. In this role Ton has primary responsibility for the Company’s sales and marketing operations in Central Europe.
Ton has been running his own medical marketing consultancy company since 2003.

Prior to setting up his own consultancy company, Ton held various marketing related positions at Phametra (1999 – 2003), a wholesaler of medicinal products, and at Allergan (1988 – 1998).

Ton is a graduate of the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands, where he studied medicine.

Lars Trolle

Lars Trolle

Managing Director – Contura International A/S, Denmark

Lars joined Speciality European Pharma in February 2015 as Managing Director for Contura International A/S.
Prior to joining Speciality European Pharma, Lars held the position as Managing Director at DDD-Diaginostic A/S (2009-2015) – a leading developer and supplier of Gamma Cameras to Nuclear Medicine.

Prior to joining DDD-Diagnostic, Lars spend more than 18 years with Maersk Medical/Unomedical – a leading medical disposable company – in various global General Manager positions.

Lars is a Mechanical Engineer (specialised in Plastic) and has various management training from IMD in Lusanne and Copenhagen Business School.

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