Yemi Onakunle

  • Therapeutics; Life Sciences

Dr. Yemi Onakunle brings expertise in technology commercialization that includes IP evaluation, licensing, business development, marketing and sales. He is a seasoned executive with over 18 years work experience in the biopharmaceutical industry spanning drug discovery, development and manufacturing at multinational companies such as Schering Plough (now Merck) and Lonza, as well as start-up companies such as Xenova Ltd and Selexis SA. Throughout his career, Dr. Onakunle has consistently demonstrated the ability to recognize and capitalize on opportunities for value creation even when they may not be readily obvious. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of VLP Biotech Inc, a vaccine development company based in San Diego, CA and has been an Advisor to several biopharmaceutical and drug delivery companies in the US and Europe. Educated in the UK, Dr. Onakunle holds a Ph.D. from the University of Kent at Canterbury and an M.B.A. with specialization in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Imperial College Management School.