Our History

In 1908, pharmacists August Kongsted and Anton Antons bought the LEO Pharmacy in Copenhagen, Denmark. With the purchase, they established 'Københavns Løveapoteks kemiske Fabrik', today known as LEO Pharma.

From humble beginnings in the basement of the Copenhagen pharmacy, LEO Pharma has grown into a global company. LEO Pharma celebrated its centennial in 2008. Flags bearing the LEO logo were flying in every country where LEO products are available, more than 100 flags in total.

Today, LEO Pharma has a growing global presence, a dedicated work force of thousands and a strong pipeline within dermatology.

Learn more about Our Pioneering Story

Historic black and white rendering of factory workers assembling LEO Pharma early product