Executive Committee

  • Dr Satu Vainikka - Chief Executive Officer
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    Dr Satu Vainikka

    Chief Executive Officer

    Satu has many years experience of the biotechnology industry, including extensive first hand experience of equity financing, business management and developing life science technology into commercial enterprises. Prior to her current role as CEO of Valirx, she was a founder, director and CEO of Cronos Therapeutics Limited.

  • Dr George Morris - Chief Operations Officer
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    Dr George Morris

    Chief Operations Officer

    George has over 25 years' experience in biological and medical research, and financial services. In the past he has worked for Guy‘s hospital medical school department of medicine, King’s college and University College London. As a Research Scientist, He is an author of numerous books and articles on refereed papers, approximately 70 abstracts, short reports and posters, and an inventor of multiple patents.

  • Mr Gerry Desler - Chief Financial Officer
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    Mr Gerry Desler

    Chief Financial Officer

    Gerry is a chartered accountant, who qualified in 1968 with a City firm, before becoming a partner in 1970. Between 1985 to 1990 he was the Senior Partner. During his time in the City, he has specialised in consultancy work, much of it involving funding and venture capital.