Michele Garufi, Pharm.D.

Prior to founding Nicox, Mr. Garufi served as Vice President of the International Division and Director of Licensing at Recordati Group and as Managing Director of the Spanish subsidiary . Prior to those positions, he was the Director of the International Division of Italfarmaco from 1988 to 1992, the Assistant to the General Manager of Poli Chimica from 1984 to 1988, the Assistant to the President of Medea Research in 1983, and the Technical Director of an Italian subsidiary of the Lipha group from 1978 to 1982. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of Novaera Srl, a private Italian dermatologic research company, of LaMed Pharma, a private Italian company providing services to the pharmaceutical industry, and of Eagleye Biosciences GmbH, a private Swiss start up company focused on new projects in rare diseases. He has previously served on the Boards of Directors of Novuspharma Srl, Novexel SA, Lica SA, Scharper SpA, Delife Srl , Relivia Srl and VISUfarma BV. Mr. Garufi graduated with honors in pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Milan in 1977 and earned a pharmacist’s degree in 1989.