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aldo braca

aldo braca

President & Chief Executive Officer
BSP Pharmaceuticals

aldo braca

Aldo is the founder of BSP Pharmaceuticals, which was incorporated in 2006 together with Patheon Inc. and Swiss Pharma.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of "PM & Partners", a private equity firm specialized in investing in small and middle sized companies. Aldo has been President of Patheon Europe, a subsidiary of Patheon Inc., since 2010 and developed the company in Europe starting from 1999.
Aldo's career includes 29 years with Bristol Myers Squibb European operations, where he held positions of increasing responsibility. He served Bristol Myers Squibb, as President - Worldwide Manufacturing Operations at Medicines Group.
Aldo is trained as an Industrial Chemist. He is a graduate of Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

antonella mancuso

antonella mancuso

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

antonella mancuso

Antonella joined BSP in May 2015 as Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and member of the BSP Executive Committee. She has almost 24 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Prior to joining BSP she worked with Kedrion S.p.A. , an Italian multinational Bio Pharmaceutical Company, as Chief Operating Officer. She has worked for Patheon Inc. from 2001 to 2013 by culminating her career to the position as President, Global Commercial Operations and Chief Manufacturing Officer.In this position she was managing all the Patheon's plants (EU and USA), and was responsible for the global Engineering, Procurement, Business Management, EHS roles.
Antonella held progressively senior roles in manufacturing during her six years at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Italy. Antonella has also worked at Select Pharma and Bioprogress. She holds a degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies from La Sapienza University of Rome.

orazio cultrera

orazio cultrera

plant director

maria elena guadagno

maria elena guadagno

business director

anna maria braca

anna maria braca

legal counsel

biography

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orazio cultrera

Orazio joined BSP in April 2017 as Plant Director. He has almost 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
He started his career in 1986 at Sclavo as a researcher, later moving to Gruppo Lepetit - part of Marion Merrell Dow, holding different roles and responsibilities within the group until 1992.
He worked for Bristol-Myers Squibb from 1992 to 2004 in various management positions within Operations and Quality Organization of the two Italian sites, Anagni and Sermoneta, up to QC/QA Senior Manager.
In 2004, he joined Patheon as QC/QA Director at Ferentino plant, holding roles in the company as General Manager & Executive Director and Vice President of Quality for the European sites.
Prior to joining BSP, Orazio was Head of Quality Operations, Health and Safety of Haupt-Pharma, part of Aenova.
He has professionally grown in both Big Pharma organizations and CDMOs with consolidated experience in a wide range of operations in EMA - and FDA-approved frameworks.
Orazio received a degree in Chemistry from University “Federico II” of Naples, Italy.

maria elena guadagno

Maria Elena Guadagno leads the Business Unit Organization,  with responsibility of  Technical Business Development, Business Management and Technology Transfer departments, she joined BSP Pharmaceuticals in 2008.
Prior to joining BSP Pharmaceuticals, Maria Elena has achieved a significant experience in Tech Transfer Project Management at Patheon and developed her professional and technical growth in Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble. Maria Elena holds a degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technologies from the University of Naples.

anna maria braca

Anna Maria holds this position at BSP since 2008.
She also serves BSP as advisor for business development, corporate, and manufacturing functions for both the Italian headquarters and the US branch. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of BSP from 2008 to 2011.
Prior to joining BSP, Anna Maria was an associate at the law firm CLLQ - Collodel, Leone, Ligi, Queirolo in Rome. Anna Maria is a member of the Italian bar.

andrea de saint pierre

andrea de saint pierre

chief financial officer

ugo brusadin

ugo brusadin

Corporate Special Projects
of Finance & Control

giorgio ciacciarelli

Giorgio Ciacciarelli

Human Resources Director

biography

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andrea de saint pierre

Andrea joined BSP Pharmaceuticals in 2014. Andrea started his career in Menarini Pharmaceuticals where during ten years he held positions of increasing responsability up to Group Controller. Later Andrea has worked as European Finance Director for five years in Patheon Inc. Afterwards he expanded his experience working for nine years in the fashion industry where he has served as CFO for two well known global brands. He has also served over the years as Board Director and Auditor in many companies in Italy and abroad.
Andrea holds a Degree in Business Administration at Bocconi University, Milan and he is a Registered Chartered Accountant.

ugo brusadin

Ugo has joined BSP Pharmaceuticals in 2006. He has more than 40 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining BSP, he acted as Executive Senior Director of Finance at Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Medicines Group, Technical Operations, Puerto Rico – with the responsibility of four manufacturing sites and six plants. His experience within the pharmaceutical business varies from the chemical to the finishing manufacturing, covering all aspects of Financial & Resources Management, including Internal & External Controls & Compliance.
Ugo holds a M.S. degree in Finance & Accounting – University of Rome, Italy.

giorgio ciacciarelli

Giorgio has joined BSP Pharmaceuticals in 2008. He brings 25 years of experience in the Human Resources. He began his career in 1988 in Bristol Myers Squibb and in operational responsibility roles for several Italian subsidiaries of Multinational Companies such as Crown Cork & Seal Company and Hilti Corporation. His professional career is also enriched by relevant experiences achieved in the general management of State Services Companies as well as in the Organizational Consultant field. He holds a Law Degree from L.U.I.S.S. University in Rome and he is professionally qualified for the Italian Bar Association.

fabio zenobi

fabio zenobi

EHS & Toxicology Director

marco cavallo

marco cavallo

Corporate Quality Director

Alfonso Iacoangeli

Alfonso Iacoangeli

Quality Advisor

biography

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fabio zenobi

Fabio has joined BSP Pharmaceuticals in 2007 as EHS & Toxicology Director and Qualified Person. Fabio has more than twenty-year professional experience in the pharmaceutical industry, particularly in manufacturing, quality, technical management and EHS at Schering-Plough and Bristol Myers Squibb in positions of increasing responsibility. He holds a degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technologies from University of Rome La Sapienza and he is professionally qualified for the practice of pharmacy.

marco cavallo

Marco joined BSP in September 2015 as Corporate Quality Operations Director. Marco started his career in the Regulatory Affairs of Chiron Vaccines. In 2004 he joined Patheon Italy where he developed his professional growth with increasing roles of responsibility up to Compliance Manager and Quality Assurance Manager. In 2013 Marco joined Abbott as Third Part Manufacturing Quality Assurance Manager. Marco holds a degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technologies from the University of Siena.

alfonso iacoangeli

Alfonso joined BSP Pharmaceuticals in October 2011 as Quality Assurance Advisor. He began his career in the Pharmaceutical Industry Squibb Roma Plant in 1967, where over 10 years he held different position of increasing responsibility. In 1976 he joined Bristol in Sermoneta where he started his career in the Quality Assurance and has consolidated an experience of 21 years in such a field. He served as Plant Director for Bristol Myers Squibb in the facility of Anagni from 1997 to 2002. In 2002 he joined Patheon as Quality System Expert to follow the start up phase of Ferentino Plant and he consolidated the position of Quality Operation Director for Europe.

BOARD
aldo braca

aldo braca

President & Chief Executive Officer
BSP Pharmaceuticals

giulia braca

giulia braca

board member

enrico polastro

enrico polastro

board member

biography

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aldo braca

Aldo is the founder of BSP Pharmaceuticals, which was incorporated in 2006 together with Patheon Inc. and Swiss Pharma.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of "PM & Partners", a private equity firm specialized in investing in small and middle sized companies. Aldo has been President of Patheon Europe, a subsidiary of Patheon Inc., since 2010 and developed the company in Europe starting from 1999.
Aldo's career includes 29 years with Bristol Myers Squibb European operations, where he held positions of increasing responsibility. He served Bristol Myers Squibb, as President - Worldwide Manufacturing Operations at Medicines Group.
Aldo is trained as an Industrial Chemist. He is a graduate of Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

giulia braca

Giulia has joined BSP in 2009 and she serves the company as Supply Chain Manager.
Prior to joining BSP, Giulia has developed her professional experience at GE Healthcare. Giulia holds a Degree in Political Sciences from L.U.I.S.S. University in Rome and a M.S from Bocconi University in Milan.

enrico polastro

Enrico Polastro is the Vice President and Senior Industry Specialist of the Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemicals practice of Arthur D. Little. He is based in their Brussels office with particular focus on generic pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical fine chemicals, fields where he has worked in and has been consulting for since now thirty years.
Prior to joining Arthur D.Little, Dr. Polastro worked for several years for a Solvay and Monsanto where he held various positions in R&D and production scaling-up both in Europe and the US. Dr Polastro has authored more than fifty articles papers on pharmaceutical manufacturing as well as on the fine chemicals industry, contributing also to the Ulmann Chemical Encyclopedia. He has teached basis of Finance and Marketing at the Technical University of Brussels. Dr. Polastro has a Doctorate in biochemistry from both the University of Brussels and the Philadelphia Temple University. He has also a Master in Science of Management from Boston University.

sergio bresciani

sergio bresciani

Chairman of the board

markus sieger

markus w. sieger

board member

biography

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sergio bresciani

Sergio Bresciani has served as Managing Director from 1987 until 2002 at Italcom and he is now the Managing Director of I.E.S., both companies involved in the supply of equipment and engineering services to the pharmaceutical industry.

Markus W. Sieger

Mr. Sieger holds a degree in Economics from the University of Applied Sciences for Business and Administration in Zurich, Switzerland. He started his career in 1981 with Zurich Insurance Group where he specialized in the field of information systems (IS) leading several organizational and IS projects. In 1994 he joined Fincoord, a company advising entrepreneurs on a 360° approach in emerging markets both on strategic and financial issues. In 1995 he was nominated Managing Partner and became the second largest shareholder. He was actively involved in negotiating and structuring international jointventures, coordinating entrepreneurial, financial, fiscal and legal issues.
Furthermore he successfully took on and managed on an ad interim basis, highlevel operational assignments in the media industry in Poland. During his 19 years at Fincoord he focused on the media, pharmaceutical, engineering and food industries. He holds and has held several supervisory and board of director seats on private and public US and European companies. Since July 1st, 2013 Markus is independently advising companies active in the media and pharmaceutical industries in the Central and Eastern European region. He speaks German, English and French.