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Cesare Spadoni, PhD, MBA 

Founder, Chief Operating Officer & Member of Board of Directors


Cesare has more than 20 years of experience in the drug development field, in both scientific and commercial roles.

He started his career as a research scientist in a pharmaceutical company (Eisai London) and in academia (Institute of Enzymology, Budapest).

Cesare is currently Senior Director of Business Development at Auxilis, a contract research organization specialized in pediatric clinical development. He has held senior positions at AMRI, Aptuit Laurus and ThalesNano.

Following the death of his daughter Laura to cancer, Cesare set up the aPODD Foundation, a London-based charity focused on accelerating pediatric oncology drug development. As aPODD’s chairman he is actively involved in drug development and drug repurposing projects by partnering with several childhood cancer charities.

Cesare holds an MSc in Applied Molecular Biology and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of London, as well as an MBA from the Central European University, Budapest.