Riccardo Palmisano is currently Board Member at Agc Biologics SpA, Chairman of the Board at BetaGlue, Industry Board Member for an undisclosed Investment Fund, Advisor for DiaSorin, EIM and Frezza&Partners. Graduated in Medicine at Parma University, his career in the Italian pharmaceutical industry started in 1986 at Farmitalia Carlo Erba (1986). He then moved to the Menarini Group (1988) where he contributed to the development and internationalization of the first Italian pharmaceutical Group, becoming Head of the Pharmaceutical Division Italy in 1993 and General Manager at Lusofarmaco in 1995. His career in multinational companies started in 2000, when he set up the Italian branch of Shire Pharmaceutical; in 2003 he was appointed Vice President Commercial Retail Market at GlaxoSmithKline Verona and then he served since 2005 as Vice President & General Manager Italy at Genzyme, a U.S. biotech company specialized in research and development of orphan drugs for rare diseases. After the acquisition of Genzyme by Sanofi he was also appointed Director of Business Strategy and Development at Sanofi Italia (2012-2014). From 2015 to and 2020 he held the position of CEO of MolMed, a cell&gene listed company, now part of Agc Biologics. During his career, he successfully launched a large number of important products in many therapeutic areas, in both retail and hospital markets, participated and supported several international projects, and successfully negotiated pricing and reimbursement for several innovative drugs with both Italian and European Authorities. In 2008, he joined Assobiotec, becoming Vice President in 2010. In 2016, was appointed President of Assobiotec and then re-elected in 2019. He is also Vice President of the Lombardy Life Sciences Cluster at Assolombarda.