Holding a degree in Organic Chemistry at Universita’ degli Studi di Milano and an MBA at SDA Bocconi Milano, Riccardo has 15 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industry. He joined Chiesi in 2009, working as R&D Business Analysis Manager. In his current role as R&D Finance & Resource Management Head, Riccardo is responsible for R&D Financial Planning & Control, Resource Planning & Control, Long Term R&D Strategic Planning, Performance Measurement & Benchmark, R&D IT systems Governance. Prior to this, he started his career as medicinal chemist at Vicuron Pharmaceutical Spa working on the development of new antibacterials. In 2004 he joined Gentium Spa, a biotech company focused on products for the treatment of HSCT complications, inflammation and thrombotic disorders, where he led Project Management Office’s activities.