Udo J. Vetter studied clinical pharmacy at the University of Washington in Seattle. After university, he worked for five years as a pharmacist at the pharmaceutical concern Schering-Plough Corp. (now Merck & Co Inc.), and set up production facilities in Puerto Rico. Subsequently, he was, among other things, Vice President for licensing and production at Martec Inc., and President of Vetter Pharma-Turm Inc. Since 1987, he holds various senior management positions at Vetter. Moreover, Udo J. Vetter is chairman of the board since 2008. In 2003, he established the investment company UV-Cap. Udo J. Vetter is a member of the supervisory board of Gerresheimer AG and of the expert association ISPE. Furthermore, he was chairman of the university council of the University Albstadt-Sigmaringen until 2018, receiving the title Honorary Senator from the educational institution in the same year. In 2012, he became Vice President of European Family Businesses (EFB).