Dr. Efthymiopoulos is currently the Managing Director of PLUS Life Sciences Consulting and a Board Director of Metis Precision Medicine. He has more than 30 years international experience that covers the entire range of activities spanning research through to clinical development, manufacturing, registration and product launch, applied in most major therapeutic areas as well as in drug delivery, therapeutic vaccines, diagnostics and medical devices. He has worked in large pharmaceutical, biotech and VC-backed companies at increasingly senior levels. These have culminated in C-suite and Board positions such as the Chairman of the Board of Biopôle and Eporgen Life Sciences, the CEO and Board Director of Funxional Therapeutics as well as the CSO and Head of R&D of Eurand. He graduated in Pharmacy from the University of Athens, holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacokinetics, M.Sc. degrees in Pharmacology and Industrial Pharmacy from the University of Strasbourg as well as an MBA from London Business School.