Søren is a Danish national. He received his PhD in biomedical research in 2000 from University of Copenhagen. After his post-doctoral research at the Pasteur institute, Søren joined Novo Nordisk in 2001 as scientist and project manager. Since 2002, Søren has held several management positions in pharma and biotech including Corporate VP, Head of External Innovation & Strategy in Novo Nordisk, COO in Symphogen. He joined Macrophage Pharma in 2019 from a position as CBO in Danish IO Biotech. He currently serves as Chairman of Medicon Valley Alliance, a Danish-Swedish life science organization. Roundtable Discussion: Disciplined alliance management as a facilitator of successful global discovery collaborations.