Cesare Spadoni

Cesare Spadoni

Chairman, aPODD Fundation (UK)

Cesare has more than 20 years of experience in the drug development field, in both scientific and commercial roles. He has held senior positions at AMRI, AptuitLaurus, ThalesNano, Omixon and Auxiliis. Cesare started his career as research scientist in a pharmaceutical company (Eisai London) and in academia (institute of Enzymology, Budapest).

Following the death of his first daughter Laura to cancer, Cesare set up aPODD Foundation, a London-based charity focused on accelerating paediatric oncology drug development. As aPODD’s chairman he is actively involved in drug repurposing projects and setting up drug development collaborations with other childhood cancer charities.

Cesare holds an MSc in Applied Molecular Biology and a PhD in Neurosciences from UCL, University of London, as well as an MBA from the Central European University, Budapest.