Alessandro Sidoli

Managing Director

Alessandro Sidoli is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Axxam as well as Managing Director of IMAX Discovery and a member of the Board of Directors of Xbrane Biopharma AB.

He has been President of Assobiotec/Federchimica, the Italian association for the development of the biotech industry, since May 2010, after having been Vice President since 2004. Since 2013 he has been a member of the Presidency Committee of Federchimica, in charge of new technological enterprises and from 2016 he is Chairman of Federchimica’s Research Development and Innovation Committee.

In 2015 he founded a business angels association focused on biotechnology (Italian Angels for Biotech), being its Vice President.

He started his career in 1982 as a Research Scientist at the Biotechnology Department of Farmitalia Carlo Erba in Milan, and later he was also a researcher at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology at Oxford University (UK). From 1986 through 1989 he served as Head of the Biotechnology Department at the Istituto Sieroterapico Milanese (Milan). During the ‘90s he founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Primm, one of the first Italian biotech companies, and was also Director of Technology Transfer at San Raffaele in Milan.

He is the author of more than 50 scientific publications and holds several national and international patents.

Born in Milan in 1959, Alessandro Sidoli received his degree in Biology from the University of Pavia where he conducted his studies as a member of the Ghislieri College.