Board of Directors

Marco Cartolari
Marco Cartolari is an entrepreneur with over 25 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience in a range of industries, including healthcare and financial services. Ex-CEO of a pharmaceutical company in Europe, Marco currently advises, invests in and serves on the board of a variety of start-up businesses. Marco has an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Columbia University and a BA (Laurea) in Business Adminstration from Bocconi University, Milan.
Danilo Casadei Massari
Founder and CEO, has extensive experience as a senior pharmaceutical executive and as an entrepreneur. He was President and CEO of Fidia Pharmaceuticals, USA, and Director of International Corporate Development with Fidia Farmaceutici S.p.A. He also served as VP, Corporate Development at Madaus AG and held several senior management positions in several Pharma Companies. As a serial entrepreneur he has founded several pharmaceutical companies, including most recently, CM&D Pharma Limited, a company focused on prescription Medical Foods, which was acquired by Nestle Health Science in 2011.
Maria Cristina Comelli
A passionate researcher about the relationship between epigenetics and nutrition and the role that specific nutrients could exert in primary, and particularly in secondary, prevention of chronic diseases as functional adjuncts to medicinal products. Cristina has held senior R&D management positions in a number of European companies, is an inventor on numerous patents and often consults on regulatory affairs. She served as director in CM&D Pharma, acquired by Nestle Health Science. Cristina is a Member of the Board in ExPharma Limited, a UK based R&D Company.
Paul Ranson
A highly experienced lawyer with many years’ experience of the life sciences industry. A Barrister for 2 years, Legal Adviser and subsequently Manager, Legal Affairs at Smith Kline UK for 4 years. Director, Legal Affairs at Merck Sharp & Dohme UK for 5 years. Associate and subsequently Head of Life Sciences at Simmons & Simmons (UK law firm) for 11 years. Partner and Head of International Life Sciences at Fasken Martineau (Anglo-Canadian law firm) for 12 years. Partner, Life Sciences, Pinsent Masons (solicitors) for 2 years. In private practice core clients over the years have included big pharma/medtech (e.g. Novartis, AZ, Merck US and Merck Serono, Lilly, Novo, Boehringer, UCB, Becton Dickinson, Smith & Nephew, Teva, Allergan.
R.V. Venkatesh
Mr.R.V.Venkatesh is a Chemist with over 30 years experience in Healthcare Industry, in Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals. He is one of the founders and Managing Director of Gencor group worldwide. He has extensive experience in International Business in the Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical sectors worldwide, having done business in over 70 countries. He has extensive experience in R&D Management, scientific reviews, product development, clinical trials, branding, strategic partnerships and has a track record of successful branded product launches worldwide in the nutraceutical segment.