Keli Walbert, Horizon US commercial chief, with her youngest son who has a rare autoimmune condition

Q&A: Hori­zon’s com­mer­cial chief Ke­li Wal­bert talks Te­pez­za, rare dis­ease mar­ket­ing and fam­i­ly ties

Ke­li Wal­bert joined Hori­zon Ther­a­peu­tics a few years ago at the urg­ing of for­mer col­leagues who worked there – not her hus­band, Tim Wal­bert, who hap­pens to be the CEO.

Not that he didn’t want her to join, but for Ke­li, the de­ci­sion came with care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion about how it might af­fect their fam­i­ly, which in­cludes four chil­dren. Es­pe­cial­ly when it came to head­ing up the launch of Te­pez­za in ear­ly 2020.

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