Ms Sylvest joined Novo Nordisk in 1996 as trainee. From 1997 to 2008
Ms Sylvest had roles in headquarters and regions within pricing,
health economics, marketing and sales effectiveness. In 2003, she was
appointed vice president of sales and marketing effectiveness in
Region Europe. From 2008 to 2015 Ms Sylvest headed up affiliates and
business areas of growing size and complexity in Europe and Asia and
in 2013 she was also appointed corporate vice president. In August
2015 Ms Sylvest was appointed senior vice president and general
manager of Novo Nordisk’s Region China. In this role she was
responsible for the company’s activities in China, Taiwan and Hong
Kong. In October 2017 Ms Sylvest was promoted to executive vice president.
Ms Sylvest serves as member of the board of Danish Crown A/S, and
Vice chairman and member of the board of the World Diabetes
Foundation, both in Denmark.
Ms Sylvest is a Danish national, born November 1972.