2002 – 2003

Giving back to those in need

Commercial League sets the foundations of a new charity program. Various medicines, baby foods, hygienic consumables and financial aid are donated to orphanages and senior citizen homes; hospitals and other institutions receive regular support. The total financial aid donated by Commercial League for the period amounts to € 220,000.

Sales growth of 470% over three years for Rebif®

The company signs an exclusive Marketing Agreement with Serono (now Merck Serono SA). Their multiple sclerosis treatment product Rebif® holds a market share of 10% in 2002: after the execution of this contract, it quickly rises to become the leading agent of first choice in 2005, achieving a sales growth of 470% in the short period between 2002 and 2005.

First Bulgarian company with a sophisticated CRM system

In September 2002 Commercial League National Pharma Center Inc becomes the first 100% Bulgarian private company running the most sophisticated customer relationships management (CRM) system, based on a customized SAP R/3 platform.

Businessman of the Year Recognition

Mr. Tihomir Kamenov, founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board, wins the award Businessman of Bulgaria 2002 of the “Economic Life” Foundation, introduced by the Chairman of Bulgarian Parliament Professor Ognyan Gerdzhikov.

CL makes milestone agreement for new oncology products

Signing a distribution agreement with Novartis followed by a milestone market-entry and long-term marketing agreement for new oncology products Femara®, Glivec®, Zometa®, Sandostatin Lar® in June 2003.