Managing Director, MPM Capital
Founding partner, Brunnur Ventures
Managing Director, Bay City Capital
Managing Director, Head of Transactions & Legal, Novartis Venture Fund
Managing Partner, Pivotal Bioventure Partners
Chief Research and Technology Officer, co-founder, Oculis
Chief Executive Officer, Oculis
Dr. Sherif joined Oculis from Novartis where he served as Entrepreneur in Residence at Novartis Venture Fund during 2017. Prior to this, he held senior positions in global business development both at Alcon, where he was Region President of Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals, where he served as President of Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Canada. Dr. Sherif joined Novartis Pharmaceuticals in 2002 and has also held roles as Head of Transplant and Infectious Disease for Latin America, and Head of the Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Division for Latin America.
Prior to Novartis, Dr. Sherif worked for several pharmaceutical companies, holding positions of increasing seniority, mainly in marketing and general management with international scope. Dr. Sherif is a medical doctor by training, and also has an MBA from IMD and a Specialized Master’s degree in Medical Management.
Senior Vice President, Venture, Tekla Capital Management
Chief Executive Officer, President, Otonomy Inc.