Judging Committee


JUDGING COMMITTEE

The judging faculty of the 2020 Lifestars Awards 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 - 11 AUGUST - Judges select their categories for review and submit their own entries across their regions.

BETWEEN 15 AUGUST - 25 AUGUST - Committee engage in a first round of initial validation of entrants creating a finalist roster that represents each of the five regions.

BETWEEN 12 OCTOBER - 19 OCTOBER - Committee engage in a second and final round of voting providing scores for each finalist.

The judging faculty is currently in development. If you would like to enquire about joining the 2020 judging faculty please email lifestars@lsxleaders.com

 

Phil L'Huillier

Phil L'Huillier

Head of Business Development, Europe, MSD European Innovation Hub
MSD, United Kingdom
Jan De Kerpel

Jan De Kerpel

Managing Director, Head of Life Science & Healthcare
Kempen, The Netherlands
Susana de Atonio

Susana de Antonio

Head of EU Tech Hub – Spain Representative
EURONEXT, Spain
Arnd Kaltofen

Arnd Kaltofen

Managing Partner, Healthcare
VI Partners, Switzerland
Diana Saraceni

Diana Saraceni

Founder and Managing Partner
Panakes Partners, Italy
Roel Bulthuis

Roel Bulthuis

Managing Partner
INKEF Capital, The Netherlands
Katya Smirnyagina

Katya Smirnyagina

Executive Director Capricorn Healthtech Fund
Capricorn Partners, Belgium
Edoardo Negroni-3

Edoardo Negroni

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
AurorA-TT, Italy
Joshua Sands

Joshua Sands

Principal, Venture Investments
UCB Ventures, United Kingdom
Karen Wagner

Karen Wagner

General Partner
Ysios Capital, Spain
Ingrid Teigland Akay

Ingrid Teigland Akay

Managing Partner
Hadean Ventures, Norway
Alain Chevallier

Alain Chevallier

Partner, Life Sciences
Truffle Capital, France
Christoph Ruedig

Christoph Ruedig

Partner
AlbionVC, United Kingdom
Josep Safeliu

Josep Safeliu

Managing Partner
Asabys Partners, Spain
Thierry Laugel

Thierry Laugel

Managing Partner
Kurma Partners, France
Roy Wiesner

Roy Wiesner

Managing Director
aMoon, Israel
Helen Roxborough

Heather Roxborough

Partner
Optum Ventures, United Kingdom
Cepta Duffy

Cepta Duffy

Senior Development Adviser
Enterprise Ireland, Ireland
Giovanni Mariggi

Giovanni Mariggi

Partner
Medicxi, United Kingdom
Felice Verduyn-van Weegen

Felice Verduyn-van Weegen

Investment Manager
LSP, The Netherlands
Luc Dochez

Luc Dochez

Venture Partner
DROIA, Belgium
Edward Van Wezel

Edward Van Wezel

Managing Partner
BioGeneration Ventures, The Netherlands
Jonas Jendi

Jonas Jendi

Investment Manager
Industrifonden, Sweden
Sara Secall

Sara Secall

Partner and Life Science Investment Director
Inveready, Spain
Thom Rasche

Thom Rasche

Managing Partner
Earlybird, Germany
Bram Vanparys

Bram Vanparys

Partner, Health & Care
GIMV, Belgium
Bill Liao

Bill Liao

General Partner
SOSV, Ireland
Daniel O'Mahony

Daniel O'Mahony

Partner
Seroba Life Sciences, Ireland
Nicholas Moore

Nicholas Moore

Managing Director
Stifel, United Kingdom
Greg Bell

Greg Bell

CEO
Morgan Prestwich, United Kingdom
Mary Clark

Mary Clark

Managing Director
Optimum Communications
Sue Charles

Sue Charles

Independent Consultant
Simon Conway

Simon Conway

Senior Managing Director
FTI Consulting
Lorna Cuddon

Lorna Cuddon

Founder and Managing Director
ZYME Communications
Jacob Nyberg

Jacob Nyberg

Managing Partner
Wildeco

 

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