Mr. Joseph M. Fernández


Co-founder of Invitrogen, Inc., (Currently Life Technologies); founder and CEO/Chairman of Active Motif Inc., which specializes in novel tools and platform technologies for genomics-driven cell biology and epigenetic pathway elucidation.

Other mandates

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Active Motif Chromeon GmbH, Tegernheim, Germany
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio, USA
  • Member of the Board of Directors of protein fluidics, Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Delegate Advisors, San Francisco, CA, USA

Peter Llewellyn-Davies

Member of the Supervisory Board

Peter Llewellyn-Davies is a multi-cultural oriented multilingual C-level executive and non-executive board member with UK / German speaking upbringing and broad international experience in all aspects of senior management. Peter has a long track record in management, international financing activities, global M&A deals, company turnarounds, licensing transactions and with particular experience over 25 years in chemical and healthcare industries. He is based in Austria with working experience in multi-cultural environment in UK, US, the Far East and the whole German speaking area (Germany, Switzerland and Austria).

Peter is currently President and CEO / CFO at Apeiron Biologics AG, Vienna. He is a founder of Accellerate Partners GmbH, focused on executing change and supporting private and listed companies and advising venture capital and private equity firms, He is also a non-executive Director, Vice-Chairman and Chair of the Audit Committee of Shield Therapeutics plc (UK), who in 2016 completed an AIM listing in London and a supervisory board member and chair of the Audit Committee of the FSE listed 4basebio AG in Cambridge (UK) and Heidelberg (Germany).

Peter was CFO/CBO of FSE listed Medigene AG between 2012 and 2016 and constructed the company’s turnaround process by creating an equity story, outlicensing marketed and legacy products and enhancing shareholder value with a new large international investor base. Prior to that he was CFO of Wilex AG, responsible for their FSE IPO in 2006. Prior to this, he was Executive Managing Director Finance of Müller Dairy (UK) Ltd and an Executive Managing Director at Süd-Chemie AG responsible for Finance, Business Development, M&A and controlling/accounting.

Peter read business management, banking, marketing and controlling in London, St. Gallen and Munich, and has a certificate in business administration from the University of London. His career started as an investment banker in London and Frankfurt.

He was awarded a Fellowship of the London Institute of Banking and Finance in 2017 for his contribution to global finance.

Other mandates

  • CEO and CFO of APEIRON Biologics AG, Vienna, Austria
  • Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Shield Therapeutics plc, London, UK

Hansjörg Plaggermars

Member of the Supervisory Board

Hansjörg Plaggemars is an independent consultant (Value Consult) as well as, as part of his projects, Member of various Management Boards such as Alpha Cleantec AG, MARNA Beteiligungen AG, Youbisheng Green Paper AG, Strawtec Group AG. Until April 2018 he was a board member of Delphi Unternehmensberatung AG and before that Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer at CoCreate Software GmbH, KAMPA AG, Unister Holding GmbH and Müller Holding Ltd. & CO. KG as well as board member of Deutsche Balaton AG. Hansjörg is also a supervisory board member of Ming Le Sports AG, Deutsche Balaton Immobilien I AG, Carus AG und Nordic SSW 1000 Verwaltungs AG. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Bamberg.

Other mandates

  • Value Consult, Management consultant (in the periphery of Deutsche Balaton AG)
  • Decheng Technology AG, Board Member
  • Youbisheng Green Paper AG, Board Member
  • Snowbird AG, Board Member
  • MARNA Beteiligungen AG, Board Member (Vorstand) Investment firm – listed on German regulated market
  • S&O Agrar AG i.I., Vorstand Beteiligungsgesellschaft im geregelten Markt
  • Alpha Cleantec AG, Vorstand Bodenreinigung
  • Balaton Agro Invest AG, Vorstand Betreiber von Michviehfarmen in Äthiopien
  • Strawtec Group AG, Vorstand Fertighaushersteller in Ruanda
  • Ming Le Sports AG, Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender Bekleidungsindustrie
  • Nordic SSW 1000 Verwaltungs AG, Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender Schifffahrtsunternehmen
  • OOC CTV Verwaltungs GmbH, Geschäftsführer Schifffahrtsunternehmen
  • Carus AG, Aufsichtsrat Immobiliengesellschaft
  • Deutsche Balaton Immobilien I AG, Aufsichtsrat Immobiliengesellschaft