Management

With courage, inspired science and a global mindset we deliver game-changing medical advances.

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  • Ashley

    Ashley Hartmann Kline

    Global Biotech Head for Dompé Farmaceutici, S.p.A., General Manager for Dompé U.S.

    Ashley joined Dompé in 2018 to build the US organization. In this role she has assembled a nimble, talented, and diverse team leading to Dompé commercial success. Ashley leads the current activities of Dompé domestically, and is also a member of the global team responsible for corporate planning and business development activities. She brought to Dompé deep experience leading successful product marketing, commercial operations, and corporate and pipeline planning organizations. Her diverse background covers a variety of therapeutic areas, including retinal disease, gene therapy, and stem cells. Ashley has a passion for partnering with scientists to bring novel therapeutics to patients.

    Prior to joining Dompé, Ashley led the Commercial Strategy & Pharmaceutical Development function at Santen, Inc, and previously was responsible for corporate and commercial planning at Adverum Biotechnologies. Before that she worked on the Retina Franchise at Genentech. Earlier in her career she worked in the Chicago and San Francisco offices of Bain & Company. Ashley earned her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and her BA with Distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ashley spends her free time on the soccer sidelines, helping with math homework, and putting the green thumb she inherited from her grandmother to work in her gardens.

  • Nathalie

    Nathalie Dompé

    Vice President-Business Development

    Nathalie Dompé is Vice President of Business Development and a Shareholder of the Dompé group. Nathalie is responsible for the oversight, market development, and strategic approval of all new drugs launched by Dompé in the United States. She explores new opportunities for the company through interactions with other business leaders in the pharmaceutical and high tech industries.

    Nathalie is concurrently CEO, Dompé Holdings, a diversified holding company in Europe with business interests in pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and hi-tech. She sits on the board of several companies including Movendo, Philogen and Dompé farmaceutici. Nathalie graduated with Honors in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan. In her free time Nathalie enjoys spending time with her family in the Bay Area, and abroad.

  • Jason

    Jason Bey

    Vice President-Franchise Head

    Jason joined Dompé in 2018 to help launch the US operation. As Vice President and Franchise Head, he is responsible for building US commercial sales capabilities, operational launch plans, and the go-to-market strategy for Dompé’s first commercialized product in the US. He currently leads the Sales organization, Field Marketing, Training, Human Resources, and Analytics team.

    As an experienced leader with a 20-year history of leading successful biopharma organizations, he aspires to build trusting and supportive teams in which people are empowered to make decisions, do things based on need rather than precedent, are real and honest with each other, take a “we, not them” approach, and celebrate success.

    Jason has worked in rare disease and multiple therapeutic areas including Neurosciences, Cardiovascular/Metabolic, Ophthalmology, Endocrinology, Anti-infectives, Gastroenterology, and Respiratory and Immuno-inflammatory disease. Prior to joining Dompé, he served as VP of US Sales and Operations for Santen. Additionally, he spent over 12 years at Genentech and 6 ½ years at GlaxoSmithKline in various positions including; Sr. leadership roles, Sales, Training and Operations. He received his Masters in Management from North Park University School of Business and his Bachelor’s in Journalism from Creighton University. In his free time, you can find Jason speaking on leadership, playing pickup basketball, practicing yoga, riding on his Peloton, or enjoying family time with his wife and young sons.

  • Gerogea

    Georgea Pasedis

    Vice President, Head of Medical Affairs North America

    Georgea joined Dompé in 2018 to build the U.S. Medical Affairs team. Georgea leads the Medical Affairs organization which includes the MSL team, medical information, communications, and operations as well as post-marketing clinical development and operations for both Ophthalmology and Type 1 Diabetes. She has extensive experience and clinical expertise in Ophthalmology, Diabetes, Pain, Neurology, Oncology and Cardiology and has held multi-roles spanning both medical and commercial organizations.

    Prior to joining Dompé, Georgea held marketing and medical leadership positions including her most recent position at Shire Pharmaceuticals, and led her own consulting practice launching strategies to boost pipeline ventures and capture new opportunities to support corporate goals for various companies. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and is a licensed pharmacist in Massachusetts. Georgea is a certified immunizing pharmacist and certified diabetes patient educator. She sits on the Board of Trustees for the Hellenic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Hellenic Women’s Benevolent Association. Georgea’s true passion is leading charitable work around under-served communities and children with rare diseases.

  • Brian

    Brian Baum

    Vice President, Marketing, Market Access and Customer Operations

    Brian is the Vice President of Marketing, Market Access and Customer Operations at Dompé. Before joining Dompé, Brian was the Head of Commercial for Achaogen, a biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes antibacterial agents. Prior, he spent 10 years at Genentech across many therapeutic areas (Ophthalmology, Oncology, Cardiovascular/Stroke, Cystic Fibrosis) in various global product strategy and marketing leadership roles. Brian also worked in biotech consulting (ZS Associates) and as a chemical engineer (BASF Corporation). Brian has lived in New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana across his various roles.

    Brian holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon. He is on the board of trustees at the Carey School and on the board of Hillsborough Little League. Brian enjoys spending his free time with his family, watching Pittsburgh sports teams, and playing ice hockey.

  • Dompe

    Sergio Dompé

    President

    Born in Milan in 1955, Sergio Dompé is an entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries and President of Dompé, a pharmaceutical group developing innovative therapeutic solutions for rare and orphan diseases.

    He has awarded honorary doctorates in Biotechnology with specialization in pharmaceutics (Bologna, 1996), Medical Biotechnology (L’Aquila, 2005) and Pharmacy (Urbino, 2010).

    Among the first in Italy to grasp the true value of biotechnology applied to human health, he has developed an extensive network of partnerships with the most significant research centres for diseases in Dompé’s main therapeutic fields.

    In 2016, he funded and established Movendo, an innovative medical company sparkled by an idea by the Italian Institute of Technology: to develop the most advanced technologies at the service of mankind and products in the field of physical movement rehabilitation.

    In 2004 he was awarded the “La Lombardia per il lavoro” prize, in recognition of his value as one of Lombardy’s most innovative entrepreneurs.

    In 2016, he received the Prize of the Foundation Aiuto per la Ricerca sulle Malattie Rare (A.R.M.R.), regularly awarded to those who distinguish themselves in the research field.

    In 2017 he was awarded the Guido Carli prize.

    Institutional offices held

    • From 1998 to 2004: President of Assobiotec
    • Since 2004, anchor investor in Philogen, a leader in the research and development of antibodies
    • From 2005 to 2011: President of Farmindustria
    • From 2006 to 2011: Chairman of the Evaluation Committee of the CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, National Research Council).
    • From 2007 to 2015: member of the Board of the IIT (Italian Institute of Technology) Foundation
    • From 2014 to 2016: member of the Patent Experts Committee of the CNR
    • From 2014 to 2016: member of the Board of Regency of the Bank of Italy (Milan office)
    • Since 2015: member of the General Council of Confindustria as representative of Farmindustria
    • Since 2016: Censor of the Bank of Italy (Milan office)
    • Since 2019: Vice President of Assolombarda with delegated powers over Life Sciences
  • Gjinukaj

    Eriona Gjinukaj

    Chief Operating Officer

    After graduating in Economics at "La Sapienza" University in Rome, she completed her studies with an MBA at Politecnico di Milano.

    In 2005 she joined Bain & Company where she gained a consolidated and internationally recognized expertise in the healthcare sector.

    She joined Dompé in 2018 as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and she’s in charge of leading the company's internationalization project, with an emphasis on biotechnology, following the FDA approval of the first therapy for neurotrophic keratitis.

    The COO coordinates the company’s activities, with the strategic goal of providing patients with highly innovative solutions in response to unmet medical needs.

  • Allegretti

    Marcello Allegretti

    Chief Scientific Officer

    With a degree in Medical Chemistry from The Sapienza University of Rome, Marcello is a member of the American Chemical Society since 1988 and the Italian Chemistry Society since 2006.

    After a brief period as a university researcher, he joined Dompé as a team leader, followed by a period as Research Director and, since 2009, as a Chief Scientific Officer.

    He leads Dompe’s Research and Development activities and pre-clinical and clinical drug development programs - from active ingredient identification to market authorization - including relationships with international regulatory authorities.

    Marcello also holds a number of university teaching positions and maintains his scientific interests, with published work in over forty scientific journals.

    He has also filed over thirty international patents.

  • Andreano

    Giuseppe Andreano

    Chief Financial Officer

    Giuseppe Andreano joined Dompé in 2007.

    Following a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan, Giuseppe gained experience in administration and financial management with major multinational companies.

    Giuseppe is Dompe’s Chief Financial Officer in charge of administration, budgets and financial control. He also manages IT and purchases.

  • Baccante

    Annaletizia Baccante

    Chief Industrial Officer

    With a degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Quality Management, Annaletizia also holds Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

    Annaletizia has twenty years experience in the chemico-pharmaceutical industry, at the Sanofi plant in Scoppito, Italy. Her previous roles have included responsibility for Industrial Technology, Manufacturing and Industrial Development and Production.

    She was promoted to Director of Plant in 2010 and Chief Manufacturing Officer in 2018, responsible for managing the Group’s Manufacturing division at L'Aquila which manufactures solid and liquid-form pharmaceutical products, as well as biotechnological active ingredients with DNA recombinant technology.

  • Crescenzio

    Amalia Crescenzio

    Chief Compliance Officer

    After graduating with a degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Bari, Amalia briefly worked as a laboratory assistant before joining the pharmaceutical industry, gaining experience with a number of national and international companies.

    With experience as a Pharmaceutical Representative, in Quality Assurance (in distribution and production), she was also Country Quality Specialist for Amgen’s international team.

    This was followed by the role of Healthcare Compliance Manager, initially for Italy and later for several other European countries.

    Following this she joined Celgene Corporation in Switzerland as Senior Director, EMEA Healthcare Compliance and Audit.

    Amalia became Dompe’s Chief Compliance Officer in 2018 in charge of implementing and managing our corporate compliance program.

  • Ashley

    Ashley Hartmann Kline

    Global Biotech Head for Dompé Farmaceutici, S.p.A., General Manager for Dompé U.S.

    Ashley joined Dompé in 2018 to build the US organization. Prior to joining Dompé, Ashley led the Commercial Strategy & Pharmaceutical Development function at Santen, Inc, and previously was responsible for corporate and commercial planning at Adverum Biotechnologies.

    Before that she worked on the Retina Franchise at Genentech. Earlier in her career she worked in the Chicago and San Francisco offices of Bain & Company.

    She earned her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and her BA with Distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Ashley spends her free time on the soccer sidelines, helping with math homework, and putting the green thumb she inherited from her grandmother to work in her gardens.

  • Polimeni

    Davide Polimeni

    Chief Commercial Officer, Primary Care

    Davide graduated in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan. Since 2015, he has been managing Dompé’s Commercial Operations in Primary Care at national and international level.

    Before taking on this role, he held a number of different marketing and sales positions within the company, focusing on the promotion and development of OTC and ethical drugs.