Giovanni Rizzo, PhD
He received his Biology degree at the “La Sapienza” University of Rome, his PhD in Oncology and his specialization in microbiology at the University of Perugia, Italy, his post-graduate qualification in preclinical and clinical development of drugs from University “La Bicocca” Milano and his Master in Business Administration (MBA) at the HULT International Business School, London. He holds an honorary research position at the University College London (UCL) in the Institute of Liver and Digestive Health (ILDH) and invited professor to the Milano Bicocca University.
He was head of biology of Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Consultant at Index Ventures (MediXci), a venture capital firm; CEO of iDNA Ltd, a drug discovery service company; Vice President of Yaqrit Ltd, a spin off company of the University College London; Chief of Innovation Division and member of board of directors of Zcube, Zambon group.
Dr. Rizzo is an entrepreneur and an investor himself of the London Business Angels (LBA) association; he holds a board member position in the Italian Angels for Biotech.