Mr Doustdar joined Novo Nordisk in 1992 as an office clerk in Vienna,
Austria. From 1993 through 2007 he took up various positions in
finance, IT, logistics, operations and marketing, within various parts
of Novo Nordisk’s emerging markets, first in Vienna and subsequently
in Athens and Zurich before he was appointed general manager of Novo
Nordisk Near East, based in Turkey, in 2007.
In 2010 Mr Doustdar was promoted to vice president of Business
Area Near East and in 2012 he re-located to Malaysia to head the
Business Area Oceania South East Asia. In 2013 he was promoted to
senior vice president of Novo Nordisk’s International Operations, and
in April 2015 Mr Doustdar was promoted to executive vice president,
continuing his responsibility for Novo Nordisk’s International
In September 2016 Mike Doustdar assumed additional geographical
responsibility and was promoted to executive vice president for an
expanded International Operations, leading all commercial units
globally, except for USA and Canada.