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Life sciences industry seasoned professional with track records in strategic, operational and general management, including start up setting up, building and affirming from inception a new organization.

The current coordination role was acquired after having covered a wide range of responsibilities in the Pharma and Medical device R&D process, allowing to develop a broad view of the business processes from scientific, preclinical/clinical through regulatory, marketing and operational perspective.

With proven ability to lead, communicate and inspire teams to consistently drive growth and achieve, combined with strong experience in specialty areas (Oncology, Metabolic, Cardiology, Infectious, Nephrology, CNS and medical devices). Currently focused on the business unit overall operational planning and development through a close interface with the management board and the international corporate functions.

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Current Experience

  • Team Leader Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
    Since July 2015

    Valida is an International Corporate Finance advisory firm specialized in M&A transactions, Capital Raising, Restructuring and Strategic Advisory with the main focus to support European Businesses and Foreign Investors.

    Valida Life Sciences ("VLS") represents the Valida’s ad hoc division focused on Pharma, Biotech, Medtech, Diagnostic, Healthcare technology and Medical services.

    Our mission is to work in partnership with our clients (early stage projects, breakthrough start ups & SMEs) to help them identify the best roadmap for growth and goal realization by providing the right financial, scientific, clinical and marketing tools for empowerment, implementation and long-term success.


Past Experience

  • Clinical Operations Manager Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
    May 2011 --- July 2015

    Medpace is a global leader in research-based drug and medical device development, led by medical, regulatory and operational experts with deep therapeutic experience.

    Main responsibilities:

    Responsible for the local start up phase, building the Team and affirming the Organization among key stakeholders, obtain access and successfully launch the company though the territory, including logistics and legal/regulatory/compliance set up

    Under the Corporate supervision, responsible for the support and implementation of the group strategy, business development and network through indirect or direct sales activities, visiting of thought leaders in both private or academic sectors

    Key person for engaging Medical Experts & KOLs in the company core therapeutic areas; Oncology, Cardiology, Metabolic, Nephrology, Infectious, rare disease and medical devices Responsible for the overall operational planning and activities for the implementation and conduct of studies (clinical trials, observational studies, compassionate use and registries) including data management activities in compliance with GMP’s, GCP’s, SOPs and standards within established timelines and budgets

    Line management responsibilities, providing the right leadership and shaping Medpace’s value story to successful attract, manage and develop local associates in a dynamic organization

  • Clinical Project Manager (CPM)
    February 2009 --- May 2011

    Medical Trials Analysis represents an academic-driven organisation for managing and coordinating clinical studies, basic researches and clinical services. MTA mission is to provide services aimed to FOCUS, harmonize the entire trial management process and to SPEED the INNOVATION in MEDICAL SCIENCE toward the delivery of any new therapeutic treatments, intervention that will improve patient quality of life.

  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
    February 2007 --- February 2009


LinkedIn Assessment :
Clinical trialsGCPCROPharmaceutical IndustryStrategyoncologyLeadershipTeam ManagementTherapeutic AreasNetworkingMedical DevicesBiotechnologyLife SciencesInfectious diseasesCardiologyMetabolicsNephrologyDrug DevelopmentOriginationsIntellectual PropertyTechnology transferStart-ups ManagementEarly Stage InvestmentInterim Management


  • Executive MBA in Business Administration and Management, General from SDA Bocconi in 2014
  • Clinical research & epidemiology in from Università degli Studi di Ferrara in 2009
  • Chemistry and pharmaceuticals technology in from Università degli Studi di Ferrara in 2007

Training and Certification

  • Clinical researcher Certification
  • Epidemiologist Certification
  • Executive MBA Certification
  • Pharmacist Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    10 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Director Manager Team Leader Senior Business Development Manager Account Manager - Life Sciences Account Executive
  • Positions I am NOT interested in:
    Associate Junior
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Dubai - United Arab Emirates Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy Switzerland
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl freelancer
    BrightOwl employee
  • International:

Area / Region

Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy


Driving License
  • Yes