Board of Directors
Professor Steven Myint, MD, PhD, Chairman
Steven Myint, MD PhD is Managing Director of Moewin Associates which provides consultancy to the health and biopharmaceutical industries. He is a physician with broad experience at board and executive level in academia, biopharmaceutical and the third sector. He is a former Professor and Dean of Medicine & Health at the University of Surrey and Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Leicester. He has been a global Medical Director at GlaxoSmithKline and Senior Vice-President for R&D/Chief Medical Officer at BTG International.
Dr Auvo Kaikkonen, MD, PhD, Board Member
Auvo Kaikkonen has over 20 years of medical device experience with both start-up and listed companies and is a serial entrepreneur, currently the President and CEO of Ozics. Prior to co-founding Ozics, Dr Kaikkonen was the Founder and CEO of Inion (LSE: IIN.L). He built this biomaterial start-up into a $10m annual turnover company in six years and raised over $100m from both private and public sources, including leading its six times over-subscribed IPO in 2004 at a valuation of $170m. Dr Kaikkonen has also spent 10 years in the spine, orthobiologics and orthopaedics markets at Bionx Implants and MEFT. Dr Kaikkonen is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon and holds a PhD degree in Sports Medicine.
Dr Tapio Koivu, PhD, Board Member
Tapio Koivu is the Director of Research Sector at the University of Helsinki. His responsibilities cover research administration, innovation, spinn-offs and research funding. Prior to his current position, he was the Executive Vice President at Technical Research Center of Finland (VTT) and the Vice President and founder of VTT’s office in Silicon Valley. He holds a Ph.D. in construction management from Tampere University of Technology, and M.Sc. in Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology. Dr. Koivu is currently a member of the board of three start-up companies, chair of an investment committee of a start-up fund and active in different business development functions as well.