Roundtable discussion focusing on business development
TIME: 18:00 - 20:00
VENUE: Hotel du Vin, Cambridge
Dinner with roundtable discussion focusing on business development. Our experts at the table are Ian Tomlinson, Shaun Grady and Nooman Haque.
Ian Tomlinson has over 25 years’ experience in life sciences, from academic research to biotech start-up to big pharma. He founded Domantis Limited with Sir Gregory Winter, which was acquired by GSK for $454million. He then served as Senior VP, Head of Worldwide Business Development and Head of Biopharm R&D at GSK. Ian is currently Chairman of the Board at the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, the UK’s first open innovation biomedical campus. He is also Chairman of the Investment Committee for Apollo Therapeutics, a £40m fund dedicated to turning academic biotechnologies into novel medicines in collaboration with AstraZeneca, GSK, J&J, Imperial College, UCL and the University of Cambridge.
Shaun Grady is VP at AstraZeneca, with global responsibility for Strategic Partnering & Business Development, dedicated to broadening AstraZeneca’s access to scientific innovation outside its own labs. His background includes ICI, Zeneca, and AstraZeneca in Corporate, Pharmaceuticals & US Legal departments, HR & Business Development. Major projects include the AstraZeneca merger, creation of Avecia & Syngenta, acquisition of Cambridge Antibody Technology, MedImmune & Amylin, and the spin out of Albireo.
Nooman Haque is the Managing Director of Life Sciences and Healthcare at Silicon Valley Bank’s UK Branch. He leads a team dedicated to supporting early, growth-stage and established multinational businesses in all sectors of life sciences. Nooman is responsible for working with the global life sciences team to support companies with all aspects of their business, beyond financing. He is actively involved within the sector, sitting on the BIA’s Finance and Tax Committee and is a frequent panelist, writer and spokesperson for the industry. Nooman joined Silicon Valley Bank from a venture capital firm in London and previously worked at a sovereign wealth fund in Saudi Arabia largely focused on healthcare.
The Life Sciences Dinners are organised and hosted by Bailey Fisher Executive Search in partnership with Silicon Valley Bank and Taylor Wessing.
Attendance is by invitation for CEOs of high-growth companies in Life Sciences.