CENTOGENE Appoints Ian Rentsch as Chief Commercial Officer and General Manager - Pharma

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., ROSTOCK, Germany and BERLIN, March 9, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Centogene N.V. (Nasdaq: CNTG), the essential life science partner for data-driven answers in rare and neurodegenerative diseases, today announced the appointment of Ian Rentsch as Chief Commercial Officer and General Manager - Pharma, who will join the Company on March 15, 2023.

Mr. Rentsch is a globally experienced industry leader with over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector. He has worked with leading organizations across the globe, including IQVIA, Clinerion, AETION, VARA AI, and TriNet X – developing a comprehensive understanding of clinical development and real-world evidence generation. With a strong background in business administration, human resources, finance, and legal affairs, he has led global teams, exceeded significant growth targets, and conducted operations in over 20 countries worldwide.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ian as our new Chief Commercial Officer and General Manager - Pharma. With his extensive experience and impressive track record in the industry, we are confident that Ian will play a critical role in continuing to foster CENTOGENE's growth and success,” said Kim Stratton, Chief Executive Officer at CENTOGENE. “Ian's strategic thinking, business acumen, and global perspective will be invaluable in driving value creation as we continue to pursue our mission of delivering life-changing answers to rare and neurodegenerative disease patients around the world."

“I am excited to be joining CENTOGENE as the leading data- and technology-driven company specialized in rare and neurodegenerative diseases. It is an exciting time to be joining the Company, and I look forward to leveraging the full capabilities of the highly diverse CENTOGENE Biodatabank and extensive physician network to provide real-world, evidence-driven solutions to pharmaceutical partners. Through strategic partnerships and long-term collaborations, our aim will be to bring life-changing treatments to patients around the world and create value for all stakeholders, including patients, physicians, pharma partners, and investors,” said Ian Rentsch.


CENTOGENE’s mission is to provide data-driven, life-changing answers to patients, physicians, and pharma companies for rare and neurodegenerative diseases. We integrate multiomic technologies with the CENTOGENE Biodatabank – providing dimensional analysis to guide the next generation of precision medicine. Our unique approach enables rapid and reliable diagnosis for patients, supports a more precise physician understanding of disease states, and accelerates and de-risks targeted pharma drug discovery, development, and commercialization.

Since our founding in 2006, CENTOGENE has been offering rapid and reliable diagnosis – building a network of approximately 30,000 active physicians. Our ISO, CAP, and CLIA certified multiomic reference laboratories in Germany utilize Phenomic, Genomic, Transcriptomic, Epigenomic, Proteomic, and Metabolomic datasets. This data is captured in our CENTOGENE Biodatabank, with nearly 700,000 patients represented from over 120 highly diverse countries, over 70% of whom are of non-European descent. To date, the CENTOGENE Biodatabank has contributed to generating novel insights for more than 260 peer-reviewed publications.

By translating our data and expertise into tangible insights, we have supported over 50 collaborations with pharma partners. Together, we accelerate and de-risk drug discovery, development, and commercialization in target & drug screening, clinical development, market access and expansion, as well as offering CENTOGENE Biodatabank Licenses and Insight Reports to enable a world healed of all rare and neurodegenerative diseases.

To discover more about our products, pipeline, and patient-driven purpose, visit www.centogene.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Ben Legg
Corporate Communications

Lennart Streibel
Investor Relations