Head of Life Sciences, Valor Management S.A., Switzerland & Co-Chairman,
Tech Transfer Summit Initiative, TTS Ltd., UK
Christian is a strategic advisor to companies, VC funds, associations and government agencies in the biotechnology sector. He served as Secretary General and Executive Board Member for Government & Industry Affairs of the European Federation of Biotechnology and maintains an extensive network of close contacts with senior life science investors, industry executives and policy makers across Europe and internationally. Christian was instrumental in growing a start up into the leading pan-European provider of investment and partnering initiatives for VCs and entrepreneurial tech and biotech companies, launching major European initiatives for VC investment into biotechnology, and later industrial biotechnology. He currently co-chairs the leading international platform for bringing tech transfer officers together with senior industry licensing executives to discuss best practices and improved models for collaboration and licensing.
Christian serves on several boards and committees related to biotechnology, innovation, and access to finance,was Founding President of the fastest growing country committee of Democrats Abroad and served as Co-Chairman of international fundraising for the DPCA. He is fluent in 3 languages and holds degrees in business, political science, and an MA in International Relations & Economy.