1968, German citizen Member since joining Tecan in 2013
I strive to have a positive impact on the lives of people around me and I find energy and passion in teamwork and collaboration aiming for progress particularly around human health.
Dr. Achim von Leoprechting, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Achim became the CEO of Tecan in April 2019. He joined Tecan in October 2013 as a member of the Management Board and Head of the Partnering Business division. Under his leadership the Partnering Business grew by an average rate of more than 9% per year.
Prior to joining Tecan, Achim had many years of experience in a wide range of management positions in the life science industry. From 2002-2013, he worked in various areas and held diverse positions with increasing management responsibility at PerkinElmer Inc., most recently as a Vice President and General Manager in the Life Science division. Before his corporate career, Achim was a researcher in the skin cancer unit at the Freiburg University dermatology teaching hospital in Germany.
Achim von Leoprechting has a doctorate in biology from the University of Freiburg (Germany). He is married and is the father of two adult children.
Professional background (most recent positions)
CEO, Tecan Group
2013 – 2019
Executive Vice President, Head of the Partnering Business division, Tecan Group
Vice President and General Manager Europe, Middle East, Africa and India, PerkinElmer Inc.
Vice President and General Manager In Vitro Solutions, PerkinElmer Inc.
Vice President and General Manager Imaging and Detection Technologies, PerkinElmer Inc.
2009 - 2011
Vice President and General Manager Cellular Imaging and Analysis, PerkinElmer Inc.
2007 - 2009
European Sales Director Molecular Medicine / Bio-discovery, PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences
2005 - 2007
Segment Leader Drug Discovery and Life Science Research - Europe, PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences
2003 - 2005
Sales Support Team Leader - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences
Technology Manager HTS Central Europe, PerkinElmer LifeSciences
1999 – 2000
Different positions in product management at Packard Bioscience, today part of PerkinElmer