Pioneers in Women's Health

Pioneers in Women's Health

The Viramal team

Our team is led by pioneers in the women's health sector who have developed and licensed market-leading products in the fields of fertility and sexual health.

The senior management team is an experienced cohort with a successful track-record in developing and commercialising innovative therapies for biotechnology companies across the US, Europe and Scandinavia.

Our Board comprises veterans and leading advisors from Industry and the FemMedTech sector.

Management Team
and Executive
Board Members

Oliver Bates, Viramal

Oliver Bates

Chief executive officer and co-founder

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  • Experienced biotech & pharma executive
  • Private equity and corporate finance background with emerging and entrepreneurial pharmaceutical and technology businesses
  • Broad transaction experience
Dr Simona Fiore, Viramal

Dr Simona Fiore

Chief medical officer

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  • Board Certified OBGYN obtaining a PhD whilst a Medical Research Council Fellow
  • Scientific Coordinator for the ESHRE Task Force
  • An experienced physician, with experience of running European studies for the NIH across Europe.
Peter Fitzwilliam, Viramal

Peter Fitzwilliam

Chief financial officer

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  • Experienced FTSE 250 public company Finance Director working both in the UK and USA
  • Group Finance Director for AIM listed Mission Marketing Group plc.
  • Chartered Accountant

Non Executive
Board Members

GP Singh, Viramal

GP Singh

Non Executive Director

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  • Experienced global pharma CEO.
  • Previous CEO Jubilant Pharma, US President Sun Pharma.
Dr Finn Larsen, Viramal

Dr Finn Larsen

Chairman of Science and Portfolio Development

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  • Seasoned pharma exec in various Clinical Development leadership roles for European and US Bio-Pharma companies including Ardana Plc (Edinburgh), Columbia Laboratories (Paris), and Ipsen (London).
Nick Thorniley, Viramal

Nick Thorniley

Non Executive Director

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  • Public company bio-tech chairman, having had a long and well-respected career in the City of London in corporate broking with small to mid-capitalised companies.
Jonathan Synett, Viramal

Jonathan Synett

Investment Director

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  • Experienced Fund Manager, and Board Representative for the DPTI Fund where he is the Fund Manager.
Claus Froekjaer-Lorendsen, Viramal

Claus Frøkjær-Lorendsen

Investment Board Observer

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  • CEO of Copenhagen-based METIS Family Office A/S, representing Investeringsselskabet MFO Private Equity A/S investment on the Viramal Board.
Denise Poulton Lewes, Viramal

Denise Lewis Poulton

Senior Communications Advisor

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  • Launched the Orange brand in 22 countries, and its IPO (largest in Europe)
  • As Group Director of Corporate Affairs, oversaw the merger of 4 cable companies forming Cable and Wireless PLC, including its IPO on NASDAQ.