Our management team is comprised of world-class leaders with a vocation for innovation, efficacy and people. They are bound to the highest ethical standards, which are in turn the motor of our organization’s transparent, equitable and excellence-driven approach.

This team is the reason you can trust Viralgen as your partner.

Javier García Cogorro
Chief Executive Officer

Almost 30 years of experience working in healthcare and the biopharmaceutical industry. Since 2009, Mr. Garcia has focused on life science venture capital investing, where he focuses on private company investments in the biopharmaceutical, life science and medical technology sectors. Mr. García received a bachelor's in mathemati...

Almost 30 years of experience working in healthcare and the biopharmaceutical industry. Since 2009, Mr. Garcia has focused on life science venture capital investing, where he focuses on private company investments in the biopharmaceutical, life science and medical technology sectors. Mr. García received a bachelor's in mathematics (Statistics and Operations Research) from Universidad Complutense of Madrid and an MBA from ICADE (Spain). He's also president and founder of Columbus Venture Partner, and co-founder of Columbus Children's Foundation.

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César Trigueros, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer

Doctor in Molecular Biology. Over 20 years of leadership experience in the biotechnology field with special interest in gene therapy and immunology in both industry and academic settings.

Doctor in Molecular Biology. Over 20 years of leadership experience in the biotechnology field with special interest in gene therapy and immunology in both industry and academic settings.

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Luisa Amoedo
Chief Operations Officer

Comes to Viralgen with almost 20 years of experience in biotech pharmaceutical field, mainly leading teams in the design, construction and start up of late clinical phases and commercial manufacturing facilities. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Analytical Chemistry from Santiago of Compostela University, a Master in Safety, Healt...

Comes to Viralgen with almost 20 years of experience in biotech pharmaceutical field, mainly leading teams in the design, construction and start up of late clinical phases and commercial manufacturing facilities. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Analytical Chemistry from Santiago of Compostela University, a Master in Safety, Health and Environment by University of Vigo, MBA by IESIDE and Master in Neuroscience, Emotional Intelligence and Coaching by Isabel I University (Burgos).

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Patrick Barry
Vice President Business Development

Patrick Barry is Vice President of Business Development at Viralgen since March 2022. Patrick has more than 20 years of experience in the Viral and Gene Therapy (VGT) industry for both testing, production and process development. Prior to joining Viralgen Patrick spent over 20 years with Millipore Sigma/BioReliance in increasing...

Patrick Barry is Vice President of Business Development at Viralgen since March 2022. Patrick has more than 20 years of experience in the Viral and Gene Therapy (VGT) industry for both testing, production and process development. Prior to joining Viralgen Patrick spent over 20 years with Millipore Sigma/BioReliance in increasing commercial roles. These roles included numerous regulatory and testing programs from preclinical through commercial programs for both VGT and biologics molecules. Patrick has a M.Sc. from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Babson Coll.

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Jimmy Vanhove
Chief Digitalization

Jimmy Vanhove brings extensive experience in strategy, operational management, and digital transformation in the biotech/pharma industry. He has held various leadership positions with increased responsibility in manufacturing and strategy consulting at multinational companies like GSK Vaccines, Bayer, and Roland Berger. Before j...

Jimmy Vanhove brings extensive experience in strategy, operational management, and digital transformation in the biotech/pharma industry. He has held various leadership positions with increased responsibility in manufacturing and strategy consulting at multinational companies like GSK Vaccines, Bayer, and Roland Berger. Before joining Viralgen in 2021, he worked as the chief of staff for Bayer Pharma Product Supply. Jimmy holds a master’s degree in Bioscience Engineering from KU Leuven, and in General Management from Vlerick Business School. He has also received executive training in Digital Transformation at IMD, Lausanne, and Executive Management Development at IESE business school, Barcelona.

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Carmen Salas
Chief Marketing and Communications

Carmen has and brings a solid experience and training in senior management, marketing and communication shaped by both multinational companies and her own ventures within her specialty. Carmen is the president of the Mentor Club of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Valencia and has also been a representative of Peace...

Carmen has and brings a solid experience and training in senior management, marketing and communication shaped by both multinational companies and her own ventures within her specialty. Carmen is the president of the Mentor Club of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Valencia and has also been a representative of Peace at the UN for the Rotary Club of Spain. She is heavily involved and collaborates regularly with various NGOs and non-profit organizations. Carmen holds a BSc in Business Administration from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Valencia and a MSc in International Trade and Management from ESIC Business & Marketing School Valencia. She has also completed the Executive Development Program at IESE Business School from the University of Navarra along with the management coaching program.

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Kontxi San Juan
Chief Human Resources

Highly experienced lawyer specialized in People Management. Over the past 25 years, she has worked on Team and Management Development, gaining expertise in a variety of international companies dedicated to various fields including the financial, industrial, health, distribution and aeronautics industries. She also has a strong a...

Highly experienced lawyer specialized in People Management. Over the past 25 years, she has worked on Team and Management Development, gaining expertise in a variety of international companies dedicated to various fields including the financial, industrial, health, distribution and aeronautics industries. She also has a strong academic foundation: a degree in law and a master’s degree in human resources. After searching for a company committed to human development where challenges are available, Kontxi comes to Viralgen as Chief Human Resources to contribute to the business growth.

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Marta Labayen
Chief Financial Officer

With a degree in Business Administration and Management from the Public University of Navarra, over 15 years Marta has worked and gained expertise in the field of financial auditing, strategic consulting and financial control. She comes to Viralgen with the aim of ensuring the correct use of the company's financial resources and...

With a degree in Business Administration and Management from the Public University of Navarra, over 15 years Marta has worked and gained expertise in the field of financial auditing, strategic consulting and financial control. She comes to Viralgen with the aim of ensuring the correct use of the company's financial resources and for its well-being and economic stability.

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Philippe Moullier, MD, PhD
Senior advisor

Joined Viralgen in May 2017 after working as collaborator of Bamboo Therapeutics from March 2015 through July 2016. Philippe Moullier was the founder and, until Dec 2016, the Director of the research INSERM Unit UMR 1089 entitled « Translational Gene Therapy for Retinal and Neuromuscular Diseases » at the University of Nantes, F...

Joined Viralgen in May 2017 after working as collaborator of Bamboo Therapeutics from March 2015 through July 2016. Philippe Moullier was the founder and, until Dec 2016, the Director of the research INSERM Unit UMR 1089 entitled « Translational Gene Therapy for Retinal and Neuromuscular Diseases » at the University of Nantes, France. In January 2018, Philippe Moullier was appointed as Chief Development Officer at Viralgen VC in San Sebastian, Spain. Philippe also serves as the Chief Scientific Officer for Askbio Europe. His dual appointments allow the reinforcement of the US-Spanish strategic partnership.

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