Board of Directors

Chairman

Stefan Meister

Stefan Meister is Group Chief Operating Officer of the Waypoint Group, a business enterprise for the managers and advisers of the funds and investments associated with the Bertarelli family.

Prior to that, he was Chief Financial Officer of the Haniel Group, before which he was a member of the Executive Management Board of Celesio Group. He began his career in 1991 at Novartis AG (Switzerland), holding various positions including Head of Controlling for the Pharma Division. Stefan Meister is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Leadership and Value in Society at the University of St. Gallen, a Member of the “Schweizer Dialog” and an active member of the World Economic Forum’s Family Business Community. Until May 2016, he was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Swiss group, Straumann. Stefan Meister is Swiss and holds a degree in economics from Basel University

Chief Executive Officer

Michele Antonelli

Michele Antonelli is a seasoned biopharmaceutical executive with extensive expertise in both manufacturing and commercial activities.

Michele Antonelli previously worked at UCB where he held roles of various responsibility and scope, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Head of lmmunology Europe, overseeing the region’s commercial, medical, and market access activities.

Prior to joining UCB, Michele Antonelli spent 16 years at Merck Serono, ultimately serving as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Biotech Manufacturing and Process Development.

He is Swiss and Italian, and graduated as Doctor in Sciences from University of Bari. He trained in Biotechnology at Catholic University in Piacenza and at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Francis Crispino

Francis Crispino’s relevant experience stems from his background as a business founder and investor, senior executive, financier and corporate lawyer:

Co-founder of Greater Pacific Capital; Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Bell Canada Enterprises Inc; Goldman Sachs; Sullivan & Cromwell. He studied law at the Univeristy of Oxford and the University of Chicago, and politics and history at the Univeristy of Toronto.