Maria Castresana

SVP, Global Head of Human Resources


Maria Castresana is a global HR Executive with extensive international experience in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry gained over more than 20 years of professional experience in Spain, Germany and the USA. 

Prior to joining MorphoSys in 2020, Maria Castresana held positions of increasing responsibility at Boehringer Ingelheim, a global pharmaceutical player that expanded in recent years into oncology and specialty.  She lately served as Global Head of Talent, Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness. Among other assignments, she was Global Business Partner for Consumer Health Care and led the carve-out and sale of the business in the frame of BI's and Sanofi's SWAP of CHC and Animal Health business, which closed on January 1st, 2017.  Furthermore, she spent several years in the USA and was instrumental in the set-up of new commercial launch teams for Oncology, Diabetes and Cardiovascular.

Previously, she also worked for Ecolab as European Compensation Manager and gained early experience at Bayer. 

Maria Castresana received a Law Degree and a Business Administration Degree from the University of Deusto in Spain and a Master in Human Resources from Rutgers University in the USA.