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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 is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Oncoheroes Biosciences Inc., a Boston-based biotech company exclusively focused on pediatric oncology drug development. Prior to that he held senior positions at AMRI, Aptuit Laurus, ThalesNano and Auxiliis BV. Cesare started his career as research scientist in a pharmaceutical company (Eisai, London) and in academia (Institute of Enzymology, Budapest).

Following the death of his first daughter Laura to cancer, Cesare set up aPODD Foundation, a London-based charity focused on accelerating pediatric oncology drug development. As aPODD’s chairman and trustee he is actively involved on a pro-bono basis in drug repurposing projects, advocacy efforts and research collaborations with other childhood cancer charities.

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