Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group, active in global markets with its headquarters in St. Prex, Switzerland. The company identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the areas of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology and endocrinology. Dr. Frederik Paulsen founded the company as Nordiska Hormon Laboratoriet in two rented rooms in Malmö, Sweden in 1950, which in 1954, changed its name to Ferring. Dr. Paulsen named the company after Feringers, the community of people originating from the island of Föhr. Ferring became a pioneer in developing and selling pharmaceutical products based upon natural, pituitary-produced peptide hormones.
Expanding beyond its traditional European base, Ferring now has more than 5,000 employees and offices in 60 countries, while treatments are available in 110 countries. Ferring’s production facilities are located in several European countries, Israel, China, Mexico and Argentina.
Ferring’s Philippine Representative Office, located at the Ecotower building in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, opened its doors on November 25, 2013. The formal inauguration in April 2014 was graced by the former Swiss Ambassador of the Philippines, Ivo Sieber. Mr. Michel Pettigrew, President and Chief Executive Officer, together with other esteemed Ferring executives from the APAC and Southeast Asia regional offices were also present. The Leadership Team of Ferring Philippines is headed by the General Manager, Ms. Jane Villablanca, the Finance Manager, Mr. Rodel Garcia, and the National Sales Manager, Ms. Leni Ocampo.
Upon the establishment of the Representative Office, Ferring’s field force in the Philippines consisted of 18 Medical Sales Representatives and a couple of Therapeutic Area Managers, with the Leadership Team, Product Managers and a small Support team helping in the daily operations. Now, we have a strong, competent group of individuals composed of Medical Sales Representatives, Product Specialists, Area Managers, Product Managers, still with the reinforcement of the Leadership Team, Regulatory Affairs Management and Support team. Starting out in Metro Manila and focusing on this area for years, now we have deployed Medical Sales Representatives to take care of the Visayas and Mindanao areas.