North of Copenhagen, just outside of the small town of Måløv, is an even smaller town with growing pains. In the middle of the town is a banana-shaped building surrounded by large factory buildings.
This is where the foundation for the Novo Nordisk’s impressive growth story has been, and will continue to be, laid. It is the head quarters of the company’s R&D efforts within diabetes - and it is the domain of Peter Kurtzhals. Boasting the title ‘Senior Vice President of Diabetes R&D’ he has been responsible for laying the aforementioned foundation since 2001.