Hokan joined Beta Bionics in May 2020. His background spans over 20 years of diabetes sales and marketing experience in both pharma (Sanofi) and medical device (Valeritas). Hokan was a member of the product launch team for Lantus Insulin and was the US co-lead for the commercialization of Opticlik and Solostar pen devices while at Sanofi. After leaving Sanofi, Hokan joined Valeritas Inc. as their Vice President of Sales and was directly responsible for building their sales organization and associated systems. Hokan has a degree in Management/Marketing from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. Hokan, his wife Andrea, and their 3 active kids live outside Atlanta, GA.
What drew you to work in the diabetes industry?
My experience on the Lantus Brand team is what exposed me to this wonderful community. Lantus changed the way insulin was used and the lives for those who used it! The experience drove me to love and desire to work with disruptive solutions for people with diabetes.
Why did you choose to work at Beta Bionics?
What is the most rewarding part about working at Beta Bionics?
I am surrounded by colleagues that share a common passion and commitment to excellence, but with the patient at the helm!