ADIENNE’s Management team is in charge of the day-to-day management of the company’s business.
Antonio Francesco Di Naro (born in 1966) is President. He holds a doctor in chemistry and pharmaceutical technologies and developed two transplantation products (Thymoglobuline and Celsior). He has more than 20 years’ experience in the development of orphan drugs from reasearch to commercialization. He began his career as a teacher at vocational schools of Bergamo (Italy) from 1986 to 1989. From 1989 to 1992, he worked as researcher at the Pharmacology Laboratory of Research Institute Mario Negri (Italy). He joined Janssen Pharmaceutical Spa (Italy) where he was employed as a sales manager from 1992 to 1994. From 1994 to 1996 he moved to Pasteur Mérieux S.r.l. (Italy) where he worked as general manager. From 1996 to 1998, he began to work as general manager at IMTIX (Italy) and Corporate Director South Europe at IMTIX (France). From 1998 to 2003 he joined SangStat, where he was active in different functions (CEO and general manager; vice president Europe and International). From 2003 to 2004, he was employed as a vice president Europe and International of Genzyme. From 2004, he was co-founder of OPi Pharma and he founded DICRAM SA, ADIENNE S.r.l., ADIENNE SL, ADIENNE SA and the Company.
Francesc Corpas Lara (born in 1969) is ADIENNE’s General Manager for Spain. He began his career at Parke Davis and later at Aventis Spain where he developed several projects; the latest project was developed in the area of pharmaceuticals for severe and rare diseases. He also held several executive positions at SangStat Spain SL, an US biopharmaceutical company listed at the NASDAQ. As General Manager SangStat Spain SL., Francesc has contributed to solving the therapeutic and research needs in the area of transplant and has also executed several partnerships with pharmaceutical companies. He joined the company in 2005.
Michela Legora (born in 1966) is ADIENNE’s Chief Operating Officer. She holds a Master Degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Milan (Italy). In her career spanning over 25 years she has specialized in the design, development, control and manufacturing of innovative pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices for global markets. She worked in start-up companies like Bigmar SA in the field of oncological generics, and at Polichem SA (an Almirall Company) as Technical Director for 18 years. In ADIENNE she is also Responsible Person for Swissmedic (Qualified Person).
Marco Sardella (born in 1979) is Chief Pharmacovigilance Officer and European Qualified Person for Pharmacovigilance (EEA QPPV) of ADIENNE. In this function, he is globally responsible for the safety of products under investigation and/or available on the markets. He heads the Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management teams. He has a degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technologies from the University of Sassari (Italy). Previously, he was acting as EEA QPPV and Head of Safety for Gentium SpA (Jazz Pharmaceuticals). He joined the company in 2015.
Emanuele Vitari (born in 1974) is ADIENNE’s Chief Commercial Officer for Europe and all international territories except USA, Canada and Latin America. He obtained a degree in Pharmacy at the University of Milan (Italy) and has a proven track record within the pharmaceutical industry due to his earlier positions at SangStat, Genzyme and Gilead Sciences. He joined the company in 2006.
Silvia Nosari (born in 1981) is ADIENNE’s Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer. She graduated from the University of Milan (Italy) in Industrial Biotechnology Pharmacogenomics. Afterwards, she joined the Milan-based Istituto Mario Negri as research scientist, conducting genetic research in the field of rare diseases. She joined the company in 2006 as R&D Manager and is heading the Regulatory Affairs since 2015.
Alessandra Berardi (born in 1964) has a degree in Foreign Languages and Literature at University of Venice (Italy) and previously has been working as professional translator and interpreter for Italian and Russian companies having trade relationships. She joined ADIENNE in 2005 as HR Manager and is heading the Corporate HR Offices since 2014.
Federico Sanvito (born in 1966) is Chief Manufacturing Officer of ADIENNE and is also acting as the Company’s General Manager for Italy. He obtained an advanced degreee in Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 1994 and has an over 20 years working experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing as Engineering Director at Bausch & Lomb and as Engineering Manager at AstraZeneca.
Silvana Minoretti (born in 1963) is a member of the Board of Directors. She is a chartered financial analyst CFA®, certified accountant and a tax law expert. Furthermore, Silvana Minoretti is a member of the grand council of the Canton of Ticino, Tax commissioner, member of the board of the supervisory authority for trust service providers of Canton Ticino and member of the board of Pentagram Wealth Management SA. Additionally, Silvana Minoretti is president of the board of directors of Smaril SA and member of the board of directors of Pawin SA Asset Management.