GARDP is based in Switzerland and has over 50 employees and contractors with rich experience from the private, non-profit, academic and public sectors. They work closely with the GARDP global network, including GARDP North America, representation in Australia, the DNDi-GARDP Southern Africa joint office, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, and associated DNDi regional offices in Brazil, India, Japan, Kenya and Malaysia.

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Management team

Manica Balasegaram

Executive Director

Peter Beyer

Deputy Executive Director

Pierre-Yves Delhez

Director of Internal Operations

Seamus O’Brien

R&D Director

Jean-Pierre Paccaud

Corporate Strategy Director

Laura Piddock

Scientific Director


Jennifer Cohn

Global Access Director

Vincent Constantin

General Counsel

Pierre Daram

R&D Drug/Treatment Project Leader

Angela Decool

Head of HR & Organization

Dominique De Santis

Head of Communications

Rahul Dwivedi

Serious Bacterial Infections Access Leader

Sally Ellis

Children’s Antibiotics Project Leader

Christophe Escot

Clinical Operations Leader

Yann Ferrisse

Director Business Development & Partner Engagement a.i.

Paul Field

Australian Representative

François Franceschi

Head of Asset Evaluation and Development and Serious Bacterial Infections Project Leader

Gabrielle Kornmann

Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Leader

Alison Luckey

Medical Lead for the Zoliflodacin programme

Julie Miralves

R&D Portfolio and Planning Leader

Fernando Pascual Martinez

R&D Access Development Lead

Nicola Porteous

Head of Finance

Subasree Srinivasan

Medical Director


Carmen Au

Alliance and Project Manager

Aleida Auld

Communications Manager

Cherine Bajjali

Associate Clinical Trial Manager

Esther Bettiol

Clinical Scientist Senior Manager

Benjamin Blasco

Discovery Senior Project Manager

Maria Lourdes Cairus

Executive Office, Senior Manager

René Coppens

Senior External Relations Manager

Erika Correia

Clinical Trial Manager

Renata Maria Augusto da Costa

Scientific Manager

Zoé de Geofroy

HR & Admin Officer

Maëlle Duffey

Discovery & Exploratory Research Senior Officer

Jaime Escriña

BD & Market Intelligence Manager

Sara Gargaté

HR Business Partner

Karin Hergarden

Clinical Research Senior Manager

Daniel Iniguez

Clinical Trial Manager

Nathalie Khavessian

Clinical Trial Manager

Katia Kieffer

Senior Legal Counsel

Rashmi Mathur

Clinical Scientist-Senior Manager

Martinette Nel

Clinical QA & Portfolio Officer

Mark Ould

Accounting Manager

Astrid Pentz-Murr

Scientific Affairs Manager

Damien Pereira

Accounting Assistant

Gabrielle Pierre

Digital Communications Officer

Daniela Pitstra

Clinical Trial Associate

Cristina Praz

External Relations Manager

Mary-Ann Richardson

Clinical Development Project Manager

Capucine Robert

Clinical Trial Associate

Alexandra Santu

Scientific Officer

Christelle Schaffer

Alliance & Project Senior Manager

Damien Somé

External Affairs Senior Officer

Michelle Stewart

Business Support Senior Officer

Dianna Taylor

Clinical Scientist Senior Manager

Pierre-Pascal Terdzis

Senior Legal Officer

Raphaël Tissot

Finance Senior Officer