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Dr. Gerhard Ries

Founder & CEO

Gerhard has more than 20 years of global life sciences and venture capital experience; both as entrepreneur and as an investor. He has a strong scientific and operational background and held various positions at McKinsey, Novartis, Ciba Geigy and Boehringer Mannheim.

Gerhard is a Co-founder and was a Managing Partner of BioMedPartners where he supervised more than 50 investments and served on the board of more than 20 biotech companies. Before building BioMedPartners, he was Co-founder and Managing Director of InterPharmaLink, a specialized portfolio management consulting company for the pharmaceutical industry.

Gerhard holds an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Basel (Switzerland) and a M.Sc. in Biotechnology from the Fachhochschule Weihenstephan (Munich, Germany).