IXICO today announces that Giulio Cerroni will be appointed to the Board as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from 6 February 2017. Derek Hill, the co-founder and current CEO, will remain on the board and continue to serve the Company as an executive director. Derek will have specific responsibility for deepening the Company’s relationships with major pharmaceutical companies, key opinion leaders and government agencies as well as advancing IXICO’s pioneering range of digital technologies.
Giulio, aged 55, has almost 30 years of international management experience gained in life sciences and diagnostics sectors. He was previously Managing Director of the Genomics division of LGC Group (LGC), the international life sciences measurement and testing company. At LGC, he grew divisional revenues threefold and doubled profits through a combined organic and acquisitive growth strategy into an organisation with 480 staff based in ten locations globally. Between April 2015 and August 2016, he led and integrated three US based acquisitions, significantly enhancing LGC’s position as a leading global genomics tools platform. Previously, Giulio held a variety of senior roles at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Abgene, Anachem, ICN Biomedicals and Du Pont. He has a BSc from Cardiff University and an MBA from Warwick Business School.