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
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.