Francesco De Santis and Italfarmaco

Francesco De Santis enters in Italfarmaco in 1981 at the age of 25 and has been covering during his career the different positions of Managing Director, Director of the Board, President of Italfarmaco Spa and is President of Italfarmaco Holding. He has personally driven the foundation and internationalization process of all of the Group’s companies.

"A number of success factors, that are inherent to Italfarmaco’s identity, have allowed the company to maintain its growth in the past 10 years. First of all, it is a family company... able to establish long-term plans without being affected by the market’s ups and downs. In addition, Italfarmaco always remained committed to research and innovation..."
Francesco De Santis, Focus Reports, April 2009

"...Whereas Italfarmaco’s main driver is research, the second one is surely international expansion. A consistent share of the revenues generated is reinvested to fulfil global ambitions and conquer new markets..."
Francesco De Santis, Focus Reports, July 2009

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Research in pharmaceutical field

Newly appointed nominations in Farmindustria: FDS relected Vice President
In order to nominate the new executive board for the two year period 2013-2015, Farmindustria’s associative meeting held in Rome on July the 3rd 2013 has relected Francesco De Santis Vice President and member of the chairmanship's committee (in all, five Vice Presidents take part in the committee).
Pharmakronos, 3 July 2013

New laboratories C4T, Tor Vergata Centre – Pharmaceutical Industry
The new research centre called C4T (Colosseum Combination Chemistry Centre for Technology) is the result of the joint venture between Italian pharmaceutical industries (among which Italfarmaco) and the University of Tor Vergata. C4T develops projects carried out in partnership with academic groups of excellence both on national and international levels and offers research services for some of the most important pharmaceutical firms active in Italy...
Pharmakronos, 18 May 2011

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"... great attention to women’s health: a mission shared by pharmaceutical companies.
To promote social awareness on the risk factors linked to women’s health (not only on reproductive aspects but also on social roles). To support a female health wise culture and encourage awareness concerning principles of equity and equal opportunity. To stimulate research on the major pathologies concerning women’s universe and their social, political and economical consequences (to increase the value of scientific knowledge and spread appropriate information)..."
Francesco De Santis, Delegate of Farmindustria for Research
L'industria farmaceutica e l'equità di genere, Quaderni della SIF, 2009, vol.17.

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CAREER OVERVIEW



President of Italfarmaco Holding S.p.A.

Vice President of Chairmanship's Committee of Farmindustria for the two-year period 2013-2015 and previously also for the two-year period 1999-2001 and 2011-2013.

Vice President of the Ethical Code Control Committee of Farmindustria

Delegate of Farmindustria for Research and Relations with CRUI

1989-2005 Member of the Board of Directors of SISF - Società Italiana Scienze Farmaceutiche

1984-1985 Member of The New York Academy of Science

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ITALFARMACO

Italfarmaco, one of the leading Italian pharmaceutical groups, operates in both the pharmaceutical and the fine chemical industries.
The company was founded in Milan in 1938.
The Italfarmaco Group now markets ethical products in Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Russia, Turkey, Chile, Peru, Morocco and also for the subsidiary Chemi SPA in USA and Brazil. Total employees is over 2100 and total turnover exceeds 500 million euros.
Its products, all of which have a high therapeutic content, are mainly used in the cardiovascular, immuno-oncological, gynaecological, dermatological, orthopaedic and neurological areas.
The group owns modern, sophisticated industrial plants at which it manufactures its proprietary drugs to the highest quality standards. The first plant, at which injectables and solid oral drugs are manufactured, is situated in Milan, and a second manufacturing unit, for the production of liquid oral drugs, is located in Madrid.

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