Dr Werner Lanthaler
Chief Executive Officer Dr Werner Lanthaler (born in 1968, Austrian citizen) was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Evotec on 06 March 2009. His current term will expire on 05 March 2026. From March 2000 to March 2009 he was Chief Financial Officer at Intercell AG. During his tenure, Intercell developed from a venture-backed biotechnology company into a global vaccine player. Dr Lanthaler played a pivotal role in many of the company's major corporate milestones including the product approval of Intercell's Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine, the company's acquisitions and strategic pharma partnerships, as well as the company's Initial Public Offering in 2005. Previously, from 1998 to 2000 Dr Lanthaler served as Director of the Federation of Austrian Industry, and from 1995 to 1998 as Senior Management Consultant at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company.
He holds a doctorate in economics from Vienna University, earned his Master’s degree from Harvard University and holds a degree in Psychology. Dr Werner Lanthaler serves in the Boards of Directors of AC Immune SA (since July 2018) and argenx SE (since April 2014), where he also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Topas Therapeutics GmbH (since October 2015).
Dr Cord Dohrmann
Chief Scientific Officer Dr Cord Dohrmann (born in 1964, German citizen) joined Evotec as Chief Scientific Officer and Member of the Management Board in 2010. His current term will expire in August 2024. Dr Dohrmann has spent over 25 years in biomedical research at leading academic institutions and in the biotech industry. He started his academic career in 1983 studying Biology at Tübingen University in Germany and conducting research as a DAAD scholar at Duke University, Durham, USA. Dr Dohrmann completed his MA thesis at the Max Planck Institute in Tübingen and subsequently enrolled at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA, where he received his Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology in 1996.
Dr Dohrmann continued his career as a Shiseido research fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston before joining a Max Planck Institute spin-off company, DeveloGen, in 1999. During his ten-year tenure, he served the company in various management positions including CEO, leading DeveloGen from a start-up to an internationally recognised metabolic disease company. Dr Cord Dohrmann is a member of the Supervisory Boards of Eternygen and Breakpoint Therapeutics, a Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Facio Therapies and a Board Observer of Immunitas Inc. He has been advising the European Commission, the Max Planck Institute as well as various venture capital firms. In February 2021, Dr Dohrmann was appointed to the German Council of Science and Humanities.
Dr Craig Johnstone
Chief Operating Officer Dr Craig Johnstone (born in 1970, British citizen) was appointed Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Management Board of Evotec on 01 January 2019. His current term will expire on 31 December 2021. Dr Johnstone joined Evotec in May 2012 as SVP Drug Discovery and Innovation Efficiency. From April 2015, Dr Johnstone was Directeur General and Site Head, Evotec (France) SAS, and from January 2017, he was appointed Global Head, Integrated Drug Discovery. Dr Johnstone is a successful drug discovery leader with over 20 years’ experience particularly in the areas of diabetes, inflammation and oncology.
Between 1994 and 2012, Dr Johnstone served in a number of project, function, matrix and leadership roles at AstraZeneca, Prosidion and Rapier Research where he led teams and groups, which discovered numerous candidate drugs for clinical development including AZD1656, which reached PhIIb for Type II Diabetes. During this time, Dr Johnstone also developed expertise in LEAN-inspired process excellence in drug discovery and developed a keen interest in the interface between creativity, innovation and process improvement to deliver the highest performance drug discovery, advising teams and implementing multi-site, international change initiatives to drive performance.
Dr Johnstone is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Chartered Chemist (FRSC CChem) and holds BSc in Chemistry and a PhD in organic and organometallic synthesis and is an accredited LEAN Sigma Black Belt. He has published more than 70 patents and papers in drug discovery, medicinal and synthetic chemistry, innovation and LEAN methods applied to the inventive processes of drug discovery. Dr Johnstone does not hold any memberships in supervisory bodies.
Chief Financial Officer Enno Spillner (born in 1970, German citizen) joined Evotec as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Management Board on 18 July 2016. His current term will expire on 17 July 2022. From April 2013 until June 2016 he served as Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of 4SC AG. He joined 4SC’s Management Board already in September 2005 as CFO. Before working for 4SC, Enno Spillner was Head of Finance and Controlling at BioM AG, a German regional biotech venture fund, which he joined at the beginning of 1999. In this role he was, besides finance and controlling, responsible for managing investments in the equity portfolio and also held the position of interim Managing Director at two portfolio companies; ACTIPAC Biosystems GmbH and Munich Innovative Biomaterials GmbH. In September 2001, he also assumed the position as Management Partner of BioM VC Fund. Enno Spillner began his career at MediaPlus Spezialagentur für Media GmbH, Munich.
Since 2014, he has been a Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Nanobiotix SA, Paris.
Enno Spillner earned his Dipl.-Kaufmann degree (Masters in Business) at the University of Bamberg, Germany.