Peter brings over 27 years of international life sciences experience. He started his career at MorphoSys AG as co-inventor of one of the most commercially successful human antibody libraries. Following this, he was co-founder and CEO of MTM laboratories AG (Heidelberg, Germany and Westborough, US), which is now part of Roche Diagnostics. During his time as CEO, Peter successfully established a fully integrated diagnostic company from scratch, developing and internationally commercialising novel, biomarker-based CINtec® tests for the screening and diagnosis of cervical cancer. Between 2015 and 2019 he headed the Cambridge-based therapeutics company Crescendo Biologics, leading the transition from a transgenic platform company to a developer of multispecific biologics with an internal, late stage preclinical pipeline in oncology. Peter has served on a number of Boards and has headed up companies with up to 400 employees in the role of CEO and Managing Director.

Jon’s 25yr career in science and medicine has been built on increasing levels of responsibility in scientific leadership, business development, commercialization and executive management at both early-stage biotech and large multinational biomedical entities including Pharmacia/SUGEN, Rigel, Chiron, Novartis, Ventana, Roche, Expression Pathology and OncoPlex Diagnostics.

In his early career, Jon was in oncology drug development, where he became skilled at driving molecular diagnostics tied to drug development to advance precision medicine and advocate for personalized healthcare.

Most recently Jon was a Managing Partner at Oncology Partners (NYC), a consulting and clinical advisory firm he co-founded, focused on providing strategic counsel to development stage pharma, biotech, medical devices and diagnostic companies.

Previously Jon was president and CEO of OncoPlex Diagnostics, a pioneer in clinical proteomics for oncology. Under his leadership OncoPlex was transformed from a private, pre-revenue stage company into a thriving clinical diagnostics business with marketed products, which was ultimately acquired by NantOmics in May 2015.

Jon received his BSc (Hons) degree in Industrial Chemistry (color) from Leeds University in England. He subsequently completed an MSc. in Physical Chemistry and a Ph.D in Cell & Molecular Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Before going into the Pharma Industry, he was a Postdoc and then the Alpha One Foundation Fellow in the lab of Dr David Perlmutter at the Children’s hospital at Washington University in St Louis.

Christian read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Lincoln College, Oxford.  His career started at the Boston Consulting Group where he worked both in Europe and the US. He then moved to the UK Holding Company a subsidiary of the German/Dutch Conglomerate, Hoogovens/Hoechst as a director of two of their subsidiaries in the UK, winning the Queen’s award for Exports in one of those subsidiaries. He then became Vice President of Fox Pitt Kelton, where he worked on the mergers and acquisitions of US Regional Banks.  Subsequently, Christian embarked on career in venture capital, initially in conjunction with Ensign Trust PLC, owned by the Merchant Navy Pension Fund.  Christian founded Oxford BioDynamics in 2007 with Dr. Alexandre Akoulitchev and Dr. Aroul Ramadass.  Christian was the Chairman of both Chronos Therapeutics Limited and Sibelius Limited until August 2016, at which point he stepped down from both roles.   He is now a Non-Executive Director of both Chronos Therapeutics Limited and Sibelius Limited. Christian sits on the Nomination Committee.

Alexandre Akoulitchev

Alexandre read mathematics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry and biophysics at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.  In 1989 he was selected by the George Soros Foundation for the Oxford Scholarship, associated with St. Antony’s College, along with 20 top Soviet graduate students from the USSR. He obtained his PhD in cell biology from University College, London (with the research based at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund). He spent six years at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-UMDNJ, NJ, as a research assistant funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Upon his return to England, he established his research laboratory at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford.  He was a University Academic Fellow (Research Council UK) and a Senior Fellow of Exeter College, sponsored by Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust, The Medical Research Council and Monsanto Foundation.  Alexandre is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.  He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Sibelius Limited.

Paul joined the Company in September 2017 from e-Therapeutics plc, where he held the position of Financial Controller from 2012. Paul is a Chartered Accountant and was a Senior Manager at Deloitte, where he worked from 1996 until 2004. Following this, he worked in finance and operations management in the charitable and automotive sectors.  He read Natural Sciences at St John’s College, University of Cambridge.

Stephen is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vulpes Investment Management, and co-founder and former managing partner of Artradis Fund Management, one of the largest hedge fund groups in Asia.  Stephen has been involved in equity capital markets for nearly 30 years, leading trading teams across a number of institutions including Salomon Brothers and Lehman Brothers, and has considerable experience investing in and supporting life science businesses through the Vulpes Life Sciences Fund.  Stephen holds an MA from the University of Oxford.

Dr. David Holbrook is a proven leader in business development and healthcare investing, with 30 years’ experience in the life sciences sector. David, a qualified physician and MBA graduate from Harvard Business School, has worked for a variety of companies, charities and academic institutions including: GlaxoSmithKline, Roche, Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge. In addition to his non-executive directorship at OBD, David will continue in his roles as Head of Seed Funds at LifeArc, Senior Independent Director at Worldwide Healthcare Trust plc and Chairman of The Liver Group Charity. David brings a wealth of healthcare investment expertise as a former General Partner and Head of Healthcare Investing at MTI Ventures LLP, and Director, Life Sciences at the Cambridge University Seed Fund.