International Program Committee

Here is the 2019 Summit International Program Committee.

Pravin Chaturvedi, PhD
[2019 Program Guest Chair]

CEO & co-founder, Oceanyx Pharmaceuticals, SAB: Scientific Advisory Board , Napo Pharmaceuticals,

 Woburn, MA

Shahin Gharakhanian
[Principal & Program Chair]

Co-founder in 2017, Boston-Paris Biotechnology Summit® Principal & Chief Medical Officer Shahin Gharakhanian MD Consulting LLC.

CIC: Cambridge Innovation Center Cambridge MA, USA.

Jennifer Chase

Managing Director, Global Life Sciences Practice, Witt/Kieffer International Ltd

Burlington MA, USA.

Pierre Courtille, Pharm D, MBA

Vice-President, France Biotech, Chief Commercial Officer & VP Business Development, ABIVAX

Paris, France.

Dennis Gauvreau, PhD

Director of International Affairs, Genopole

Evry, France

Abderrahim Lachgar, Pharma D


EuraSanté, Lille, France

Cynthia "Cindy" Lander, PhD

CEO Moerae Matrix, Partner, Nascent Enterprises

Boston, MA

Nicola La Monica, PhD

Senior Director, Infectious Diseases Scientific Innovation @ Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

Boston MA, USA

Michael J. Nowak, PhD

Managing Partner, Nowak Ventures LLC, Registered Representative [Investment Banking],

Wellesley MA, USA

Stephan Ogenstad, PhD

President, Statogen Consulting LLC, Fmr. Advisor to Sweden’s Nobel Prize for Medicine & Physiology.Committee, Fmr. (Chapter) President, American Statistical Association of North Carolina. 

Wake Forest NC, USA

Annika Pierson, MA

COO: Chief Operating Officer, Advise Connect Inspire LLC, & German Accelerator Life Sciences.

Cambridge MA, USA

Frederick E. "Rick" Pierce II

Founder & Principal, FEP Capital Advisors

Cambridge MA, New York, USA; Beijing & Shanghai, China

Christine Sarkisian

International Business Development, Co-founder, Canadian Technology Accelerator

Consulate General of Canada, Boston MA, USA

Heather A Steinman, PhD, MBA

Vice President for Business Development & Executive Director of Technology Transfer

The WISTAR Institute, Philadelphia PA, USA. WISTAR Institute is a NCI: National Cancer Institute designated Center

Steering Committee Member, BIO Convention 2019