Swiss- Israeli based company, fuses the know how of specialists in the pahrmacology and delivery fields with the aim to bring to the market novel drugs based on cannabinoid molecules as stand alone, and synergistic combinations with proper drug delivery technologies
Over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical world. Also engaged in medical technologies, e.g. maintaining a distribution network for high-end ICU products in Central Europe. He recognizes the potential of combining highly specialized experts with the current trends, e.g. such as drug delivery for medicinal Cannabis.
Head of Business Development Strategy and Operations
Paul Biondi is currently senior vice president, Head of Business Development for Bristol-Myers Squibb responsible for leading the development of strategic partnerships and pursuing external scientific innovations across commercial, development, discovery and technology platforms to complement the company’s internal R&D pipeline. With deep knowledge of the company’s R&D strategy and portfolio, strong business expertise and understanding of the healthcare landscape, Paul is focused on external innovation that helps Bristol-Myers Squibb develop and deliver transformational medicines for patients with serious diseases.
Prior to this recent appointment, Paul led the R&D Operations organization at Bristol-Myers Squibb for 10 years working for the Head of R&D at BMS and providing strategic insights and operational excellence to enhance the performance of the R&D organization. As head of R&D Operations he was responsible for optimizing the delivery of the company’s pipeline, managing the company’s R&D portfolio and delivering early- and late-stage clinical operations. He also had responsibility for cross R&D efforts around strategy, analytics, continuous improvement, learning and collaboration. In this role, Paul worked closely with the Business Development leaders in formulating portfolio and disease specific strategies as well as overseeing all integrations of any scientific assets or R&D companies.
Biondi joined Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2002 and was appointed vice president of R&D
Operations when it was formed in May 2005. He was promoted to senior vice president of R&D Operations in 2010. Paul was appointed senior vice president, Head of Business Development in October 2015.
Biondi holds a bachelor’s degree in government and economics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.