Markus Henrich

Consultant Medicinal Chemistry and CMC
(HENRICH Life Science R&D Consulting)

Markus Henrich has more than 20 years of experience in various roles in the pharmaceutical industry, amongst them Executive Director Drug Discovery and Development at Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH. In his current role as Management Consultant he constantly supports a multitude of pharmaceutical companies in the field of Drug Discovery and Development. Areas of special expertise are Innovation Productivity and CMC (chemistry, manufacturing and control).

Robert Fischer

Co-founder and CEO/CSO

Robert Fischer is a board-certified medical doctor in internal medicine and worked as a clinical cardiologist at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. He has long-term professional experience as principle investigator and sub-investigator in several cardiovascular clinical trials. At Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine, Dr. Fischer led a research group and established methods to analyze arrhythmia mechanisms in animal models.

Simon Russell


Simon Russell’s career began in R&D before gaining over 20 years’ experience in senior commercial and business roles in AstraZeneca, Novartis AG and biotech. Following his last role as Head of Strategic Marketing for Biologics at Novartis, he became CBO of Creabilis Ltd leading commercial, corporate and business development ultimately negotiating its sale to Sienna Biopharmaceuticals with its subsequent IPO on NASDAQ. He is a co-founder of a biotech emerging from the Basel incubator initiative. Dr Russell studied Chemistry at the University of Oxford and received a PhD from Southampton University.