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Kiren Naidoo

Kiren Naidoo

CEO of Zdravlje A.D. and Founder of Frontier Pharma, UK

Kiren Naidoo is the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Zdravlje A.D., one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the region. Kiren represents Frontier Baystone, Zdravlje’s shareholders, which is a London-based specialized healthcare investor. Previously, Kiren was an investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML), specialising in mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and financing projects within the pharmaceutical industry. During his time at BofAML Kiren advised and executed over $50 billion in transactions across the US, Europe, CEE, Middle East and Africa.

14:30 - 15:30

Parallel sessions

Academia session: Biotechnology - How is it shaping our future?

Moderator and chair of the session: Dr. Jelena Begović, Director of Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering (IMGGE) and Full Research Professor

  • Dr. Charles Ruranga, Director of the African Centre of Excellence in Data Science, Rwanda 
  • Dr. Claudia Vickers, Chief Scientific Officer at Eden Brew, Australia
  • Kiren Naidoo, CEO of Zdravlje A.D. and Founder of Frontier Pharma, UK
  • Martin Mössler, Managing Director of Science Park Graz, Austria
  • Dr. Nataša Skoko, Head of Biotechnology Development Unit at International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Italy

Business session: Accelerating innovation

Moderator and chair of the session: Prof. Robert C. Wolcott, Co-Founder and Chairman of The World Innovation Network (TWIN) and Adjunct Professor of Innovation at Booth School of Business at University of Chicago & Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

  • Dan Vahdat, CEO of Huma, UK
  • Gloria Seibert, Founder & CEO at Temedica, Germany 
  • Dr. Milan Obradović, Senior Global Scientific Director Integrated Healthcare Solutions, Global Medical Affairs at Roche, Switzerland 
  • Dr. Ulrich A.K. Betz, Vice President Innovation in Merck, Germany
  • William Moss, CEO of Seven Bridges Genomics, USA

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