Oleksandr Gorbenko

Global Patient Affairs Director, Ipsen

Dr Oleksandr Gorbenko is an expert in patient affairs, medical affairs, public health, and community engagement with overall 23 years’ experience in biopharma industry. He graduated as a medical doctor (general practice) in O.Bogomolets’ National Medical University and Shupyk National Healthcare University of Ukraine and later worked on his PhD dissertation in the Ukrainian Institute of Public Health MOH. His experience across pharma includes several medical and commercial roles in representative offices of big biopharma companies (Nycomed/Takeda, Richter Gedeon, GSK) as well as senior global medical roles at GSK and ViiV Healthcare headquarters in the UK. He has an additional experience with UN/UNFPA on community engagement, women empowerment and combating gender-based violence.  Since 2019 Dr Gorbenko has a role of Global Patient Affairs Director at Ipsen with the focus on developing necessary capacities/capabilities cross-functionally, advice-seeking and insights gathering with patient experts throughout the Medicines Development Continuum, patient experience mapping, partnership with several patient organisations, substantiation and inclusion of the specific PRO/PCO measurements as endpoints, defining the patient value attributes within the Target Value Profiles (TVP) for new medicines, KPIs and impact indicators on patient centricity for big pharma and other programmes. Board Certified Medical Affairs Professional (ACMA, 2020) and member of MAPS Focus Area Working Group on Patient Centricity.

The Mermaid, London

16 November 2023