Christian Suojanen
Partner, Valor Management

Christian is Co-Chairman of TTS Ltd and Partner, Head of Life Sciences at Valor Management S.A., through which he serves as a strategic adviser in the biotech sector, to funds, CEOs, companies, TTOs, and governments. With a focus on Europe, North America and the BRIC countries, his specializations are in licensing, strategic business development, fund-raising, and capital formation, selectively accepting a small number of mandates and supporting these closely, often in an acting or virtual management role focused on finance and business development.

As a turn-around engagement as Executive Board member and Secretary General, he revived Europe’s largest biotech association and rebuilt membership, developed strong international relations with relevant organizations, increased revenues, launched new member services and Public Affairs initiatives at the European level, re-branded and successfully relaunched a fading international scientific congress, and negotiated the creation of an official society journal with a leading publisher. He also serves on the Finance Committee of the Think Tank EPPOSI (European Platform for Patients Organizations, Science & Industry), and on the Editorial Board of New Biotechnology (Elsevier). Prior to that, as Executive Director of a European provider of deal origination and investment services to tech investors and entrepreneurs, he led the development of new business activities in the life sciences sector, working extensively with leading venture capital funds, legal and consulting firms, European, national and regional development agencies, and entrepreneurs across Europe.