Udo J. Vetter studied clinical pharmacy at the University of Washington in Seattle. Following university, he worked for five years as a pharmacist at the pharmaceutical company Schering-Plough Corp. (now Merck & Co Inc.), where he was responsible for setting up production facilities in Puerto Rico. Subsequently, he was Vice President for licensing and production at Martec Inc., and President of Vetter Pharm-Turm Inc. Since 1987, he has held various senior management positions at Vetter and is chairman of the board since 2008. He also established the investment company UV-Cap in 2003. Udo J. Vetter is a member of the supervisory board of Gerresheimer AG and of the expert association ISPE. He was also chairman of the university council of the University Albstadt-Sigmaringen until 2018, and received the title of Honorary Senator. In 2012, Udo J. Vetter became Vice President of Verbandes Die Familienunternehmer in Germany and, in May 2019, was named President of European Family Businesses (EFB) in Brussels.