Michael Rasche

Michael Rasche

Work History

Work History
Feb 2012 - Present

Searching for a new professional challenge...

I am actively searching for a new professional challenge, preferably in the life science arena. My target positions are CEO, COO, General Manager, Managing Director, Marketing and Sales.

Feb 2011 - Jan 2012

Global Head of the Allergy Business Unit


In charge of global allergy business, full P+L responsibility. Managing Marketing, Sales, Production, Q+A, registration, medical department and all other functions related to the business. 

Jul 2009 - Jan 2011

Corporate Vice President Global Marketing and Business Development

Dec 2008 - Jun 2009

Founder and General Manager


Managament of national and international investments in Colombian Real Estate and Tourism.

Jun 2006 - Nov 2008

Regional Head Latin America Roche Near Patient Testing Business

Roche Diagnostics Latin America

Responsible for Latin America Roche Near Patient Testing (POC, small diagnostics devices) business.

Increases sales from 380m CHF in 2006 to 600m CHF in 2008 implementing aggressive growth strategies while improving ROS.

Increased ROS from 62% in 2006 to 75% in 2008.

Jun 2005 - Nov 2008

General Manager

Roche Diagnostics Chile

Three and a half years as General Manager of a multinational company.

Responsible for a team of 90 people, implemented leadership programs, MBO system, personal development plans for entire staff.

Increased sales from US-$ 25m to 45m within three years, increased ROI from 29% to 44% within three years. Awarded ISO 9001:2000 as the first company within Roche Diagnostics Latinamerica.

Nov 2002 - May 2005

Senior Vice President Global Marketing Near Patient Testing

Roche Diagnostics Austria

Leading 4 global marketing teams at three different locations (two continents). Responsible for 40 people and P+L of 700m CHF.

Nov 2000 - Oct 2002

Vice President Global Marketing Hospital Point of Care

Roche Diagnostics Germany
Nov 1999 - Oct 2000

Diagnostics Division Manager

Bayer Diagnostics Colombia
Nov 1998 - Oct 1999

Head of Commercial Operation

Bayer Diagnostics Mexico
Nov 1997 - Oct 1998

Senior Marketing Manager POC

Bayer Diagnostics Commercial Operation USA

Responsible for marketing and sales of all Bayer POC products

Successful launch of CT 50

Aug 1995 - Oct 1997

Product Manager Andean Region

Bayer Diagnostics Colombia

Inmunology and New Business

Launch of Third party products as major driver for growth

Aug 1994 - Jul 1995

International Mgmt Trainee

Bayer Diagnostics Global Headquarter
Aug 1993 - Jul 1994

International Mgmt Trainee

Bayer UK


Sep 1991 - Jul 1994

Staatlich gepruefter Wirtschaftsassistent

Bayer University



M&A experience

In both multinational companies I lead M&A teams (Bayer-Chiron and Roche-AVL). I have several years of experience in integration and spin-offs (expert level).   Working cross-cultural and accross borders (expert level)

20+ years in multinational companies

Having lived and worked in many different cuntries has made me truely sensitive for other cultures. These unique networking and leadership skills accross countries and continents allow me to get up to speed fast in the corporate environment.


Local General Management and regional general management position, preferably within the Life Science Arena.


My family

Travelling in different cultures, especially in Latinamerica

Sports, especially running long distance (e.g. NY marathon 2007)


After the valuable experience in a smaller family-owned Spanish company, now actively reaching out again into the corporate life science world.

20+ years international business experience, global / regional and local P+L management.