Management Team

Markus Reinhard

Markus Reinhard has served as managing director of the NOMIS Foundation since 2015.

Born in Vienna, Austria, Reinhard earned an MS in psychology in 1991 and an advanced MS in public relations in 1992 from the University of Vienna (Austria). Prior to his NOMIS appointment, he spent 25 years as an executive in international business. He worked in the healthcare industry for 15 years and has served as senior vice president and head of global human resources for Baxter BioScience (Baxalta). Reinhard lived and worked in Chicago (US) and Vienna before moving to Zurich, Switzerland.

Jörg Heldmann

Jörg Heldmann has served as Deputy Managing Director at the NOMIS Foundation since May 2023.

He studied Political Sciences, Economics and Public Law at Philipps-Universität Marburg, Universidad Católica del Uruguay and the University of Minnesota. In the course of his PhD thesis on the Cuban economic and political integration in Latin America, he received a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD) to spend some research time in La Habana, Cuba. Prior to his appointment at the NOMIS Foundation he has been working for the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, Germany as the Managing Director of the World Health Summit and Administrative Director in the Global Health department which he helped to found.

Rubén García-Santos

Rubén García-Santos has served as the head of scientific affairs and innovation networks at NOMIS since 2017.

García earned an MS in international health care management, economics and policy from SDA Bocconi University (Italy) and has further post-graduate education in strategy, innovation and sustainability from Harvard Business School (US) and Cambridge University (UK). Prior to joining NOMIS, he spent more than 14 years in the life sciences, healthcare and international development sectors. He has held global positions in the areas of market access, business development and strategic alliance management in leading medtech and biopharmaceutical organizations, as well as at the United Nations. In his current role, García is spearheading NOMIS strategy, partnerships and innovation networks as well as strategic communications.

Sally Peggs

Sally Peggs has served as Program Manager at the NOMIS Foundations since April 2022.

Sally earned an MA in business administration in 1994 from the University of Zurich and a DAS on fundraising management from the ZHAW in 2020. Prior to her NOMIS appointment, she worked for the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich for ten years, first as Office Manager of the UBS Center of Economics in Society and then as Senior Relationship Manager at the Excellence Foundation. Sally brings a broad set of skills and extensive experience to her new role as program manager where her focus will be on program monitoring and evaluation, communications and event organization, amongst other NOMIS initiatives.

“NOMIS represents for me a rare opportunity to be actively involved in scientific progress by supporting ground-breaking research across all disciplines – research whose goals are to make a real difference in people’s lives.”