Daniel joined the TVM Capital Life Science team as Executive-in-Residence based in Munich in September 2016.
He is responsible for deal sourcing, deal monitoring as well as transaction advisory. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors at MicrobeDx, Inc. Los Angeles, CA, and is an observer to the Board of Directors at Mediti Pharma, Inc. Montreal, QC.
Daniel joined us from Novartis, where he spent 12 years in three Divisions including Pharma in Basel, Switzerland, Vaccines & Diagnostics in Emeryville, CA, USA and Sandoz (Generics / Biopharmaceuticals) in Holzkirchen / Munich, Germany. He held various line function roles spanning from Research to Sales across the three businesses including Global Franchise Head Strategic Marketing for Immunology & Infectious Diseases and Global Head Marketing Transplantation in Pharma, Global Head of Development, Diagnostics and Global Head New Product & Portfolio Strategy Biopharmaceuticals at Sandoz.
He oversaw and was a team member for multiple collaborations, licensing deals and acquisitions from academic to multi-billion dollar transactions, world-wide commercial launches and FDA / EMA / CFDA / ANVISA registrations with respective clinical trials. His therapeutic disease area expertise includes Oncology/Hematology, Immunology (including Rheumatology, Dermatology, Gastroenterology), Infectious Diseases (Virology and Bacteriology), Solid Organ Transplantation and Nephrology. Prior to Novartis he was at McKinsey & Company, Inc. e.g., implementing DRGs and disease management programs for statutory and private health insurance companies, leading a turnaround case for an acute specialty hospital. He was also a juror and coach at the German Science 4 Life Venture Cup for 7 years from inception.
He is an MD from Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany with clinical training in Germany, Switzerland and the USA (UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA) and was a scientific co-worker at the Institute for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine in Mainz for several years. German-Indonesian, with wife and two daughters, he is a retired tennis and soccer league player. Now an active sailor he is also the Chairman of the Board for a growing Waldorf School south of Munich.