Mario Maio

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Mario Maio

Global Head CMC


Experienced and dynamic pharmaceutical development professional, with >20 years of international working experience acquired in drug delivery, biotech and pharma companies.


Combines effectively deep knowledge in drug product development with executive management expertise leading large R&D Teams. Proven track-record in reorganising departments during company integrations.

Robust experience in Project Leadership of multinational and multidisciplinary teams. Management and coordination of Phase I-II-III clinical projects and tech transfer to production. Extensive network of collaborations with top-ranking CMOs and Academia.

  • Leading R&D Teams in multinational and multicultural environments
  • Developing and monitoring early and late-stage formulation projects
  • Providing strategic direction for drug delivery systems’ implementation
  • Negotiating and managing CMOs’ outsourcing contracts
  • Reorganising departments for efficiency improvement
  • Translating innovation ideas into products