Dr Simon Bennett is an independent consultant and registered Growth Coach with over twenty years of industry experience. He mentors and advises early-stage businesses and management teams, and has senior management experience from start-up through to IPO and trade sale, with responsibilities covering all aspects of business and corporate development. His experience spans bio-pharma, biotech, genomics and specialty pharma, as well as web 2.0.
Simon currently manages a portfolio of around ten companies and is a board director of MitoDys Therapeutics and Xobaderm, until its recent acquisition by FTSE 100 Informa plc, was a non-executive director of colwiz. He is currently advising and providing business development support to several companies, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Oxford Pharmacience, Beijing Tide Pharma and Xobaderm. He has been involved in over 70 commercial deals globally, with both Big Pharma and biotech companies. Simon is a trainer and runs a series of basic and advanced courses in Bio-Pharma Business Development, Biotech Deal Negotiating and Bio-entrepreneurship in Europe, North America, Russia/CIS, Latin America, Middle East and Asia.