Judging Committee


The judging faculty of the 2021 Lifestars Awards Virtual are chosen for their wealth of industry experience and strength of their cross-border knowledge and are selected from a geographically diverse pool of leading investors, pharma, global advisory, law firms, professional and financial services, contract services, PR and IR Firms and key stakeholders. 

Members of the faculty participate in two rounds of submission review and voting to generate this year’s finalists and to select the winners.

BETWEEN 1 FEBRUARY - 1 OCTOBER - Judges select their categories for review and submit their own entries across their regions.

BETWEEN 1 OCTOBER - 15 OCTOBER - Committee engage in a first round of initial validation of entrants creating a finalist roster that represents each of the five regions.

BETWEEN 15 OCTOBER - 1 NOVEMBER - Committee engage in a second and final round of voting providing scores for each finalist.

 

Current judging faculty members

The judging faculty is currently in development. If you would like to enquire about joining the 2021 judging faculty please email lifestars@lsxleaders.com

 

Khatereh Ahmadi

Khatereh Ahmadi

Head of Search and Evaluation Team, European BD&L Hub
MSD, United Kingdom
Jan De Kerpel

Jan De Kerpel

Managing Director, Head of Life Science & Healthcare
Kempen, The Netherlands
Nerida Scott

Nerida Scott

Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation EMEA
Johnson & Johnson, United Kingdom
Arthur Franken

Arthur Franken

General Partner
Gilde Healthcare, The Netherlands
Mårten Steen

Mårten Steen

Partner
Healthcap, Sweden
Diana Saraceni

Diana Saraceni

Founder and Managing Partner
Panakes Partners, Italy
Graziano Seghezzi

Graziano Seghezzi

Managing Partner
Sofinnova Partners, France
Nanna Lüneborg

Nanna Lüneborg

Partner
Novo Ventures, Denmark
Ingrid Teigland Akay

Ingrid Teigland Akay

Managing Partner
Hadean Ventures, Norway
Christoph Ruedig

Christoph Ruedig

Partner
AlbionVC, United Kingdom
Delphine Hajaji

Delphine Hajaji

Fund Partner
UCB Ventures, Belgium
Edward Van Wezel

Edward Van Wezel

Managing Partner
BioGeneration Ventures, The Netherlands
Felice Verduyn-van Weegen

Felice Verduyn-van Weegen

Investment Manager
LSP, The Netherlands
Edoardo Negroni

Edoardo Negroni

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
AurorA-TT, Italy
Sara Secall

Sara Secall

Partner and Life Science Investment Director
Inveready, Spain
Thierry Laugel

Thierry Laugel

Managing Partner
Kurma Partners, France
LauraR

Laura Rodriguez

Principal
Invivo Capital, Spain
Markus Wanko

Markus Wanko

Managing Partner
IST Cube, Austria
Jeanne Bolger

Jeanne Bolger

VP Venture Investment
Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, United Kingdom
Ole Kring

Ole Kring

Partner
Vækstfonden, Denmark
Karen Wagner

Karen Wagner

General Partner
Ysios Capital, Spain
Daniel O'Mahony

Daniel O'Mahony

Partner
Seroba Life Sciences, Ireland
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Claire Poulard

Principal
Omnes Capital, France
Thibaut Roulon

Thibaut Roulon

Senior Investment Director - Life Sciences
Bpifrance, France
Claudio Rumazza

Claudio Rumazza

Investment Committee
LIFTT spa, Italy
Catherine Boule

Catherine Boule

Managing Partner
Karista, France
Houman Ashrafian

Houman Ashrafian

Managing Partner
SV Health Investors, United Kingdom
Karine Lignel

Karine Lignel

CEO, Venture Capital
Crédit Mutuel Equity, France
Eline van Beest

Eline van Beest

Venture Partner
Thuja Capital, The Netherlands
Raúl Saraiva

Raúl Saraiva

Investment Manager, Life Sciences
Portugal Ventures, Portugal
Mary Clark

Mary Clark

Managing Director
Optimum Strategic Communications, United Kingdom
Alex Hamilton

Alex Hamilton

Partner
Syncona, United Kingdom
Roel Bulhuis

Roel Bulthuis

Managing Director
INKEF Capital, The Netherlands
Melanie Toyne-Sewell

Melanie Toyne-Sewell

Managing Partner
Instinctif Partners, United Kingdom
Roy Wiesner

Roy Wiesner

Managing Director
aMoon Fund, Israel
Diana Torgersen

Diana Torgersen

Venture Investor
Novo Seeds, Denmark
Clara Campas

Clara Campàs Moya

Managing Partner
Asabys Partners, Spain
Jonas Jendi

Jonas Jendi

Investment Manager
Industrifonden, Sweden
Cepta Duffy

Cepta Duffy

Senior Development Adviser
Enterprise Ireland, Ireland
Ricardo Perdigão Henriques

Ricardo Perdigão Henriques

CEO
Bionova Capital, Portugal
Sascha Alilovic

Sascha Alilovic

Managing Partner
SHS Capital, Germany
Amanda Gett Chaperot

Amanda Gett Chaperot

Partner
Seventure Partners, France
Luc Dochez

Luc Dochez

Managing Partner
DROIA Genetic Disease Fund, Belgium
Sara Núñez-Garcia

Sara Núñez-Garcia

Co-Founder and Partner
Forty51 Ventures, Switzerland
Laia Crespo

Laia Crespo

Head of Investments, Europe
Sanofi Ventures, France
Bobby Soni

Bobby Soni

CBO
BioInnovation Institute, Denmark
Katleen Vandermissen

Katleen Vandermissen

Managing Partner
Heran Partners, Belgium
Carlo

Carlo Sanfilippo

Senior Investment Manager
Indaco Venture Partners, Italy
Boris Bernstein

Boris Bernstein

Venture Partner
MIG Verwaltungs AG, Germany
Debora Dumont

Debora Dumont

Managing Partner
Bioqube Ventures, Belgium
John Cassidy

John Cassidy

Principal
Arix Bioscience, United Kingdom
Anja Harmeier

Anja Harmeier

Partner
BB Pueros Bioventures, Switzerland
Stefanie Wojciech

Dr Stefanie Wojciech

Investment Manager
LBBW Venture Capital, Germany
Stephan Christgau

Stephan Christgau

Founding Partner
EIR Ventures, Denmark
Montserrat Vendrell

Montserrat Vendrell

Partner
Alta Life Sciences, Spain
Bart Van Hooland

Bart Van Hooland

Partner
Thia Ventures, Belgium
Søren Lemonius

Soren Lemonius

Managing Partner
Sunstone Life Science Ventures, Denmark
Lorna Cuddon

Lorna Cuddon

Managing Director
Zyme Communications, United Kingdom
Catello Somma

Catello Somma

Associate
TVM Capital, Germany
Ena Prosser

Ena Prosser

Partner
Fountain Health Partners, Ireland
Nadine Geiser

Nadine Geiser

Investment Manager
Redalpine, Switzerland
Alain Chevallier

Alain Chevallier

Partner Life Sciences
Truffle Capital, France
Kiran Dallenbach

Kiran Dallenbach

Investment Manager
BioMed Partners, Switzerland
Frank Bulens

Frank Bulens

Partner
imec xpand, Belgium
Arnd Kaltofen

Arnd Kaltofen

Managing Partner
VI Partners, Switzerland
Irit Yaniv

Irit Yaniv

Founder and CEO
Almeda Ventures, Israel
Florian Müllershausen

Florian Müllershausen

Managing Partner
Novartis Venture Fund, Switzerland
Deborah Harland

Deborah Harland

Venture Partner
SR One, United Kingdom
Maria Tell

Maria Tell

Investment Manager
Almi Invest, Sweden
Bram Vanparys

Bram Vanparys

Partner
Gimv, Belgium
Juliette Audet

Juliette Audet

Partner
Forbion, The Netherlands
Jürgen Eckhardt

Jürgen Eckhardt

SVP and Head of Leaps by Bayer
Bayer, Germany
Giovanni Mariggi, Partner, Medicxi

Giovanni Mariggi

Partner
Medicxi, United Kingdom
Ann Horgan

Anne Horgan

Partner
Cambridge Innovation Capital, United Kingdom
Klaus Stöckemann

Klaus Stöckemann

Managing Partner
Peppermint Venture Partners, Germany
Katja Rosenkranz

Katja Rosenkranz

Partner
V-Bio Ventures, Belgium
Heather Roxborough

Heather Roxborough

Partner
Optum Ventures, United Kingdom
Thom Rasche

Thom Rasche

Managing Partner
Earlybird Capital, Germany
Georgia Attwood

Georgia Attwood

Managing Director Business Development
LifeSci Advisors, United Kingdom
Andreas Lindblom

Andreas Lindblom

Founding Partner
Sciety, Sweden
Jenny Ruth Hrafnsdottir

Jenny Ruth Hrafnsdottir

Founding Partner
Crowberry Capital, Iceland
Martin Pfister

Martin Pfister

Senior Investment Manager
High-Tech Gründerfonds, Germany
Asun Monfort

Asun Monfort

Investment Manager
HBM Partners, Switzerland
Sascha Berger

Sascha Berger

Partner
TVM Capital, Germany
Sebastian Pünzeler

Sebastian Pünzeler

Investment Manager
Coparion, Germany
Alexandra Tolia

Alexandra Tolia

Partner
Fund+, Belgium
Will Brooks

William Brooks

Investment Manager
Downing Ventures, United Kingdom
Ekaterina Gianelli

Ekaterina Gianelli

Partner
in|venture, Finland
Alexander Sommer-Fein

Alexander Sommer-Fein

Managing Director
Peak Pride Management, Austria
Vincent Lepreux

Vincent Lepreux

Associate Director
Debiopharm Innovation Fund, Switzerland
Tassos Konstantinou

Tassos Konstantinou

Investment Manager, Life Sciences
IP Group, United Kingdom
Nadav Shimoni

Nadav Shimoni

Head of Digital Health
Arkin Holdings, Israel
Edouard Guillet

Edouard Guillet

Managing Director
IPF Partners, Switzerland
Eran Toledo

Eran Toledo

EVP & CTO
Sanara Ventures, Israel
Matthieu Coutet

Matthieu Coutet

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Advent France Biotechnology, France
Hakan

Hakan Goker

Vice President & Managing Director
M Ventures, The Netherlands
Simon Conway

Simon Conway

Senior Managing Director, Strategic Communications
FTI Consulting, United Kingdom
Frazer Hall

Frazer Hall

Senior Consultant
MEDiSTRAVA Consulting, United Kingdom

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