Management team

“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. I deeply enjoy working with all our NOMIS scientists and researchers and feel an important part of my job is to help them connect, share and explore new collaborations in order to arrive at fresh insights.”

Markus Reinhard

Managing Director

Markus Reinhard
Markus Reinhard has served as managing director for the NOMIS Foundation since April 2015 following 25 years as an executive in international business. Before joining NOMIS, he spent 15 years in the healthcare industry and served as senior vice president and head of global human resources for Baxter BioScience (Baxalta) for the last five years. Markus lived and worked in Chicago and Vienna before moving to Zurich. He holds an MS in psychology and an advanced MS in public relations from the University of Vienna.
Cosima Crawford née Blasy
Cosima Crawford, neé Blasy, joined NOMIS in 2016, to support the development of a new approach to funding breakthrough science. Cosima has worked in the field of science funding for more than eight years. Most of this time she spent in Vienna, employed as a researcher and science policy consultant to the Austrian government and the European Commission. In 2014-15, she worked in Geneva, where she advised the Global Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) on their preparations of a major donor conference under the auspices of the German G7 presidency.
Cosima holds a PhD in political science.
Ursula Fricke
Ursula Fricke serves as the executive assistant for NOMIS, where she manages all administrative and events-related matters. She has a strong business background and has served in a number of executive-assistant positions in different companies and organizations. Ursula has been with the Thyssen-Bornemisza Group (TBG) since 2000, and, in addition to her responsibilities at NOMIS, acts as the director of the TBG chairman’s office. Ursula studied economics at the University of Hamburg, Germany.
Rubén García-Santos
Rubén García-Santos has joined the NOMIS Foundation as the Head of Scientific Affairs and Innovation Networks in 2017. He is responsible for developing and managing partnerships and innovation networks as well as spearheading strategic communications. Ruben spent more than 15 years in the life sciences, healthcare and international development sectors. He has held global positions in the areas of commercial affairs, market access, business development and alliance management in leading medtech and biopharmaceutical organizations, as well as at the United Nations.
Rubén holds 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 (United States) and Cambridge University (United Kingdom).