Markus Kalousek leads the Search & Evaluation function across Novartis Divisions. Prior to his current role, Markus headed the function in the Pharma Division and led in-licensing and M&A opportunities for the IHD Franchise. He has also overseen several successful Global Drug Development (GDD) programs as program lead and played a critical role in building the Novartis GDD organization in China. Markus holds a Master in Neuroscience and a PhD in Oncology from ETH. He worked as an academic research fellow in Cancer Research and led collaborative R&D programs in Biotech before joining Novartis in 2004.