Jessica Toepfer

Jessica Toepfer was appointed to the board of Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA) in January 2018, following the completion of a tender offer for the company by Novartis. She is a board member of Novartis Group France, as well as the Country CFO and Pharma CFO for Novartis France, since May 2016. With 20 years of finance and business performance experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Jessica has worked across a range of geographies and therapeutic areas with increasing responsibility. She joined Novartis in 1998, as part of Group BPA’s Finance Development Program and after a rotation in Basel, had assigntments over the next four years in Consumer Health Switzerland & Belgium and Pharma Morocco, before becoming Country CFO Norway, from 2003 to 2006. Jessica then returned to Basel as Finance Head Business Franchise CVM and in 2008 was named Head of Business Planning & Analysis Latin America based in Miami. In 2011, she returned to Europe as Country CFO in Portugal and in December 2013, was named CFO Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Cluster in Dubai managing a portfolio of 18 countries. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in Washington D.C., and a Master’s of Business Administration from HEC School of Management in Paris.