• Organization TypeGoods Supplier, Service Providers
  • Staff10,000+
  • HeadquartersDenmark
  • Founded1989
Novo Nordisk is a Danish multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Bagsvaerd, Denmark, with production facilities in seven countries, and affiliates or offices in 75 countries. Novo Nordisk manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products and services. Key products include diabetes care medications and devices. Novo Nordisk is also involved with haemostasis management, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. The company makes several drugs under various brand names, including Levemir, NovoLog, Novolin R, NovoSeven, NovoEight and Victoza. Novo Nordisk employs more than 40,000 people globally, and marketed its products in 180 countries. Behind the Novo Nordisk that people know today lies an exciting story that goes back 90 years. It began with the two small Danish companies Nordisk Insulinlaboratorium and Novo Terapeutisk Laboratorium founded in 1923 and 1925, respectively. The two companies started the production of the revolutionary new drug insulin that had just been discovered by two Canadian scientists. Since the earliest days, both Nordisk and Novo had focus on the development of products to benefit people with diabetes. Competing intensely with one another, the companies developed into two of the best in their field. When at last they decided to merge in 1989, they created Novo Nordisk. A company that has been expanding rapidly ever since with leading positions within diabetes care, obesity care, haemophilia care, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. Today the Novo Nordisk Way shows responsibility to patients, employees, communities and investors. Novo Nordisk will in the future continue to build on the legacy left by the founders of Novo Nordisk and do whatever it takes to change diabetes. Our history tells us it can be done. 

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Staff at Novo Nordisk have experience in


  • development
  • health systems
  • market research
  • research & development
  • private sector development


  • wellcome trust
  • goal global


  • kenya
  • denmark
  • tanzania
  • angola
  • zambia


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • Denmark (headquarters)
  • Novo Nordisk A/S Novo Allé, Bagsvaerd

In the News

Sponsored by Novo Nordisk

Q&A: Improving access to diabetes care

7 December 2017
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How to improve access to NCD care

20 November 2017
Private Sector Engagement

A changing of the guard at the UN Global Compact

28 October 2015
#HealthyMeans Working Together

5 lessons about unleashing the potential of pro-poor health innovation

26 November 2014
Private sector engagement

All grown up? The UN Global Compact at 15

30 June 2015


Primary Funders

Contract Awards

Health Project

World Bank Group
16 Sep 2008