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Riad Sherif

25 November 2021 in CEO Dialogue podcast series

Oculis CEO Riad Sherif talks about the importance of expert investors, community engagment and setting the agenda in the Biotech industry After reaching the top of the pharmaceutical industry, his urge to join...

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Riad Sherif is a true expert in his field. Trained as a doctor, his drive to succeed in business led him to pharmaceuticals and a successful 25-year career at corporate giants like Sanofi and Novartis.

In 2017, he joined the Swiss startup Oculis and as CEO he’s steered the biotech company to financial and regulatory success.

Oculis is developing a non-invasive treatment for diabetes-induced blindness which, if successful, could improve access to care for millions. In May, the company secured a $57 million financing round enabling it to expand its groundbreaking medical research.

In conversation with IMD President Jean-Francois Manzoni, Riad Sherif talks about the importance of expert investors, how engaging with the community can build your professional network, and why you should never take a meeting without an agenda.


Host: IMD President Jean-François Manzoni 

Guest: Riad Sherif

Produced by JohnJo Devlin

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