Dr. Alan Cookson, CEO is a co-founder of the Company. He brings substantial experience of the pharmaceutical industry both from his career in the Ares-Serono group in Europe and the United States where he held positions of increasing responsibility including VP, Research and Business Development, and as founder and CEO of two start-up companies. Until recently Alan specialised in encouraging and managing the commercial exploitation of academic research innovation, and led a number of life sciences licensing projects for the University of Geneva, including the project that led to the formation of Apidel.