Michael Sierra

VP,  LEO Science & Tech Hub


2010-2011 Leadership Program ● IMD – International Institute for Management Development

1990-1992 Post Doctorate Fellow ● Ecole Polytechnique

1985-1989 Ph.D. in Chemistry ● Wayne State University

1981-1985 Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Chemistry ● Ohio Northern University


2016- Vice President, LEO Science & Tech Hub, LEO Pharma Inc. (Cambridge, USA)

2014-2015 Executive Director, Translational Research, LEO Pharma A/S (Ballerup, Denmark)

2009-2013 Director, External Discovery, LEO Pharma A/S (Ballerup, Denmark)

2007-2009 Director, Chemical Research, LEO Pharma A/S (Ballerup, Denmark)

2006-2007 Director, Medicinal Chemistry Research, LEO Pharma A/S (Ballerup, Denmark)

2002-2006 Director, Chemistry, CareX (Strasbourg, France)

1992-2002 Expert Scientist, GlaxoSmithKline (Paris, France)


Proven track record of leading successful drug discovery teams (18 clinical candidates)

Created an externalisation platform working with global partners executing from idea through PoC

Author/Co-Author of 30+ scientific publications

Lectures at Scientific Meetings (USA, Europe, China, Australia)

Lectures at Pharma Industry Meetings (USA, Europe)

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