Biotech executive, CEO and Co-Founder of Kiji Therapeutics and Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) with AdBio Partners, Executive Chairman of the Board of StemBond and consulting through mC4Tx to several organizations, Professor at the Lisbon University and Board of Directors and Executive Committee member for Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM). President-Elect and Board of Directors member of the International Society of Cell and Gene Therapy (ISCT) from May 2022.
Previously CEO of Bone Therapeutics (2019-2022) leading the listed company through strategic refocus, several raises and a successful M&A transaction. Before that, CEO of Zelluna Immunotherapy (2017-2019), where he established the corporate structure, raised successfully, built the team and launched the strategy for solid tumours allogeneic C>. From 2010-2017 was CMO/COO of TxCell, establishing and leading the professional C> product translation development for autoimmune diseases. Participated in the company IPO and several successful raises. From 2006-2010 was VP of Global Medical Affairs at UCB contributing to the development of the biologics portfolio, product approval and launch. In 2004, joined Nabi Pharmaceuticals as the VP of Medical/Regulatory Affairs for Europe, leading from the inception the creation of the vaccine company in Europe.