Thomas Hach, M.D., is Director Healthcare Systems for Novartis. He is a member of Novartis‘ Corporate Strategy Group. He joined Novartis from Boehringer Ingelheim, where he was Global Senior Medical Director, Therapeutic Area Metabolism. Prior to that, he was an associate principal at McKinsey & Company, serving as a leader in the pharmaceuticals and healthcare practice. Dr. Hach conducted several years of research and clinical practice in diabetes/ microcirculation at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. At the beginning of his clinical career he worked in orthopaedic surgery in Sweden and Germany. He received his medical degree from University of Mainz, Germany.