After 21 years in the company, Fabio Capano leaves the German Boehringer Ingelheim as of January 2014.
Fabio Capano leaves the German Boehringer Ingelheim as of January 2014.
It will be after 21 years in the company and the last six months as the main responsible person for the South Latin American region based in Argentina. This task involved leading the corporation in Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, and Paraguay.
It was the first time that a person born and raised in Argentina was in charge of the local subsidiary of this German laboratory. The Europeans Ulrich Derendorf and Bodo Hülse were his predecessors.
In this position, Capano was a clear driving force of the company in the region and was firmly focused on this continent. According to his peers, he was also a very flexible and attentive team leader who is now preparing to start a new stage.
Therefore, his departure would not pass unnoticed.
Obviously, this end of the cycle is not strictly related to a personal decision after a long career in one company—something unusual nowadays.
It is based on the company’s decision to restructure its organization and all working functions. For this reason, it has launched what it called “engaging our customers” in Germany.
It is a new structure in which countries will be regrouped in 18 operating units that will report directly to three regions.
They first one consists of the United States, Japan, Canada, and Australia. The second in importance is the entire European continent and the third one includes the emerging markets. In this context, subregions such as Latam will disappear from the organization chart.
On the other hand, the OTC and Animal Health divisions will be more autonomous and will have more independent divisions.
Who will be promoted after Capano’s departure? He himself is presenting the scepter to Marcela Stagnaro—current main responsible person for Pharma business unit in the country—who will become the chairperson of Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay.
Additionally, Capano’s exit entails his end as official of CAPEMVel and ILAR associations.