Christian is an advisor in the biotech, healthcare and pharma sectors with 20 years strategic advisory and operational experience. He works with biotech CEOs fund raising, business development and strategy, with industry on innovation, pipeline and business development, with institutions on technology transfer & innovation, with venture capital on models and capital formation, with associations and trade groups (biotech, pharma, venture capital, patients), and governments on innovation strategy, policy, and ecosystem development.
He led a turn-around of Europe’s largest biotech association, was the lead advisor, dialogue moderator and “rapporteur” for the European Commission’s 3 year strategic “Innovation in Healthcare” initiative to revise innovation funding policy based on stakeholder input from industry executives, VCs, biotech CEOs, and technology transfer directors, and has worked with SMEs, industry and governments in Europe, North America and Latin America.
He coordinated the first European level entrepreneur training bootcamp for biotech founders/CEOs, built the first European biotech investment initiative in collaboration with the EC and EASDAQ (now Euronext), industry and investors, and has extensive experience coaching & mentoring entrepreneurs, CEOs and tech transfer directors.
Christian has deep cross functional sector expertise and an exceptional international network of key innovation stakeholders from industry, finance, SMEs & research. He speaks English, French and Spanish.