Jean-Pierre Paccaud, GARDP Incubation Business Development & Strategy Director, DNDi

Dr Paccaud is responsible for DNDi’s business development activities, including opportunity identification, contract structure and negotiations, and alliance management. Prior to joining DNDi, he served as Head of Business Development for R&D products at OM Pharma.

Dr Paccaud also notably founded and led Athelas SA, a startup company active in the field of anti-bacterial drug discovery, until its merger with Merlion Pharmaceuticals. Before taking on entrepreneurial challenges in industry, Dr Paccaud spent more than 15 years in academia, working in immunology, diabetes, and cell biology.

Trained as a molecular and cellular biologist, Jean-Pierre Paccaud completed his post-doctoral studies at the University of California at Berkeley, and earned his PhD at the University of Geneva School of Medicine.