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Dr Vanessa Dekou

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Founder and Managing Director of Clinical Services International (CSI)

Cambridge affiliations

  • Cambridge MBA (Girton College 2002)

Professional history

Vanessa is a scientist–entrepreneur, Founder and Managing Director of Clinical Services International (CSI) a leading provider of clinical trial supplies to the biopharmaceutical industry.

Vanessa started her career as a research associate at Scotland Yard, then joined LGC Group where she set up and managed a highly profitable business unit. Subsequently she joined IQVIA where she worked with some of the largest biopharmaceutical and biotechs to provide innovative solutions.

She has extensive experience in drug development from Preclinical to registration and commercialisation strategies and has secured product registration for several orphans and first in class drugs. She was also Chief Commercial Officer in a leading technology provider for patient access to clinical trials. Vanessa was Senior Advisor to DiGamma Capital.

She has a PhD in Cardiovascular Genetics from UCL, an MBA from Cambridge and Masters in Market Access from University of Lyon.

Society & charity work

Vanessa is on the Advisory Board of CW+ (Chelsea & Westminster Hospital), and a passionate supporter of Ladies Union of Drama, an NGO is her hometown providing social, humanitarian, and cultural support to the vulnerable groups of fellow citizens. She also supports Arcangelo is a UK-based early music ensemble, and several hospitals in need in Greece and Italy.

Dr Vanessa Dekou.