Currently a Principal at the European Investment Fund (EIF), based in EIF's Madrid Office. Piyush has represented EIF on the Advisory boards of more than twenty funds, including Life Science funds across Europe, and has originated and executed transactions across a variety of sectors and investment stages from Lower Mid-Market to Venture Capital and Technology Transfer. He is now actively involved in launching Technology Transfer & Innovation-related initiatives across Europe. Prior to EIF, he was Head of Corporate Development at the Genetrix Group, a holding for early-stage Life Science companies (including Cellerix - stem cell company), based in Madrid.
Prior to that he was an Investment Manager at Spark Ventures (early-stage VC) in Madrid / London, an Associate at Dresdner Kleinwort (Madrid / London) and a Corporate Finance Analyst in the Asia Pacific team of Barclays in London. He holds a PhD in Biotechnology (Protein Structure) from King's College London, an International MBA from the Instituto de Empresa (Madrid) and a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Chemistry / Toxicology undertaken at the Universities of Cardiff (Wales) and Karlsruhe (Germany). He is also an Associate Professor at the Instituto de Empresa Business School (Madrid).