Swedish Orphan Biovitrum (Sobi) has appointed Norbert Oppitz as senior vice president for the newly established business area Specialty Care. Norbert brings considerable management experience from over 30 years in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. Most recently he has been a member of the Executive Committee of BSN Medical in charge of Latin America. Before that, he was a member of the Executive Committee of Endo Pharmaceuticals where he was in charge of emerging markets. In previous capacities, he has led large organisations as head of Latin America at Takeda/Nycomed as well as in country management roles at Roche Pharmaceuticals and Aventis Pharma.