AP – South East Europe
Launched in April 2011, Astellas Pharma South East Europe (AP-SEE) is one of Astellas’ newest affiliates.
It is a multi-country affiliate spanning the whole region, with a headquarters in Ljubljana, Slovenia and with staff located in Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia. In the countries Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo, AP-SEE has partnerships with local distributors to make its products available. Prior to 2009, Astellas operated for more than a decade across the region via partnerships, but since then, Astellas has been establishing full legal entities in Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Croatia and a Representative Office in Serbia.
As Astellas’ affiliate in this diverse part of Europe, a region with relatively low levels of investment in healthcare and access to medicines, AP-SEE aims to play an important role in widening access to its life-saving and life-enhancing products, and being a driver of Astellas’ European growth. Since 2011, AP-SEE has registered and obtained reimbursement for a significant number of innovative products in all its core therapy areas in the countries of South East Europe, and has partnered with Healthcare Professionals to use its products effectively to treat patients. At the same time, AP-SEE has experienced rapid growth in terms of sales and employees. Our aim is to create a highly efficient multi-country organization which will maximize the potential of Astellas’ portfolio of products across South East Europe while putting into practice Astellas’ strong values and commitment to creating a brighter tomorrow for patients.