Monday, December 11, 2017

Wednesday, 5 April 2017Athenaeum InterContinental, Athens


International Keynote Speakers

Francesca Colombo Francesca Colombo, M.Sc., is Head of the Health Division at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. She is responsible for work on health, which aims at providing internationally comparable data on health systems and applying economic analysis to health policies, advising policy makers, stakeholders and citizens on how to respond to demands for more and better health care.
Sylvain Giraud Mr Sylvain Giraud is Head of Unit “health systems” in the Directorate General Health and Food Safety in the European Commission since 1st February 2016.
Juan Fuertes Juan Fuertes is the Advocacy and Access Manager of PHA Europe, the umbrella organization for pulmonary hypertension patients' organization. He is also a Board Member of the European Patients' Forum and Council Member of the European Lung Foundation.
Carmen Paun Carmen Paun is a health care reporter for POLITICO, based in Brussels. Before joining POLITICO, she was a freelancer covering regulatory and international affairs out of the EU capital. She has reported on a wide range of topics, from money laundering to food production to chemicals, for media organizations such as International News Services and Chemical Watch.
Pascal Apostolides Holder of a BSc degree in Chemistry, a BA in Economic Geography and a post graduate degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. He also received a MSc in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Stratchclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.
Matti Arvela Matti Arvela was appointed Executive Director and General Manager of Amgen Hellas and Cyprus in June 2015. Prior to that, Matti was Country Director in Amgen Finland, leading the Finnish affiliate to be a three times Great Place to Work winner. Matti also contributed as a European Brand Director based in HQ in Switzerland in launching one of Amgen’s successful cancer treatments. Before joining Amgen he worked almost eight years in Roche with increasing responsibilities in the area of oncology and hematology.
Athanasios Bakalexis Athanasios Bakalexis was born at Paleochori Dorieon of the Municipality of Amfiklia-Elatia. He graduated from the High School of Amfikleia and studied Business Administration at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). He worked at OGA from 1979 until 2011. He was a member of the Association of Scientific Staff of OGA, of which he was Vice President from 1996 to 1998.
Michael Chletsos Michael Chletsos hold a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Picardie in France. He is Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Ioannina. He has also taught at the University of Thessaly and at the University of Crete.
Katerina Koutsogianni Katerina Koutsogianni was born in Heraklion, Crete, where she lives today. She had been working for 27 years at the Department of Foreign Trade of the National Bank of Greece. In 2003, Mrs Koutsogianni, as a patient with rheumatoid arthritis from a very young age, in cooperation with other patients with rheumatic diseases, founded the Association of Patients with Rheumatic disease of Crete (The Arthritis Foundation of Crete) where she was elected as President for four consecutive terms.
Makis Papataxiarchis Makis Papataxiarchis has a 17-year career at Johnson & Johnson. Since joining the company in 2000, he has held a number of senior roles in the Pharmaceutical sector such as Business Unit Director and Marketing & Sales Director.
George Patoulis Born in Athens. He entered the Athens Medical School in 1981 and specialized in Orthopaedic surgery at the Athens Laiko Hospital where he wrote a doctoral thesis on the subject of his specialization. He graduated from the National School of Public Health, where he specialized in Health Economics.
Jim Sage Jim Sage was appointed President & Managing Director of Pfizer Hellas in February 2015. He is elected President of PhRMA Innovation Forum since February 2016. Through his presidential role, Jim has a leading role in promoting the value of pharmaceutical innovation to the healthcare system and the contribution of innovative pharma to the Greek economy.
Ilias Skordas Mr. Ilias Skordas studied Psychology and Pedagogy at Democritus University of Thrace and has an M.Sc in Social Psychology from London School of Economics and Political Sciences. He has extensive experience in research methodology design, questionnaire and sampling design and in data analysis and consulting
Kyriakos Souliotis Kyriakos Souliotis is Associate Professor of Health Policy at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, the University of Peloponnese. He also teaches courses on health policy, health economics and health care management at the Medical School of the University of Athens and the Medical School of the University of Crete.
Platon Tinios Platon Tinios, is an economist, assistant professor at the University of Piraeus. He was educated in Egypt, Greece and the UK. He studied economics at the Universities of Cambridge (MA, Ph.D) and Oxford (M.Phil). He served as Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Greece from 1996 to 2004, specializing the economic analysis of social policy.
Theodore E. Tryfon Theodore E. Tryfon was born in Mytilini – Lesvos. He graduated from Athens College of Greece and he earned his BSc in Economics and Business Administration, from the University of Southampton in UK. He continued his studies by earning his MBA from the City University of London Business School.

PIF (Pharma Innovation Forum)
PIF (Pharma Innovation Forum)

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