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Advisory Board

Advisory Board

As a part of the LifeSphere ecosystem, you’re connected with insights from the world’s life sciences leaders


Trusted Experts in Life Sciences

The LifeSphere Advisory Board unites the collective expertise of leaders from prestigious organizations across life sciences. These advisors, innovators, and visionaries help shape LifeSphere’s industry-leading solutions.

This means your team and ours can drive innovation forward together.


Meet Your Advisory Board

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Rob Scott, MD

Chairman, ArisGlobal Advisory Board
Member, ArisGlobal Board of Directors

Dr. Scott has been appointed the Chairman of the Advisory Board, in addition to serving as a member of ArisGlobal’s Board of Directors. Dr. Scott joins the board with over 30 years of experience in the life sciences industry, most recently serving as the Chief Medical Officer and Head of Development at AbbVie, where he led a team of more than 4,000 individuals across 52 countries.

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Georgia Papathomas, PhD

Member, ArisGlobal Advisory Board

Dr. Papathomas has over 40 years of experience in health, life sciences and technology, and is now an active investor, advisor, and board member. Dr. Papathomas recently retired from Johnson & Johnson as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Data Sciences, and previously held senior leadership positions at Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer and Lucent Technologies.

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Juergen Schmider, MD, PhD

Member, ArisGlobal Advisory Board

Dr. Schmider is the President of Drug and Device Vigilance Consulting. He brings more than 20 years of life sciences industry experience to the Advisory Board, recently serving as Vice President of Safety Evaluation and Reporting at Pfizer after holding senior leadership roles at Hospira, Sanofi, Cephalon and Johnson & Johnson.

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Paul Chew, MD

Member, ArisGlobal Board of Directors

Dr. Chew is currently the President of 1Rx Digipharm Advisory, with a decorated career spanning emerging and established life sciences organizations. Dr. Chew most recently held the position of Chief Medical Officer of Omada Health after serving as the SVP, Global Chief Medical Officer and Head of US R&D for Sanofi Pharmaceuticals.

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Rick Riegel

Member, ArisGlobal Advisory Board

Mr. Riegel currently leads LMC Advisory and is the Executive Chairman of Actigraph, a leader in wearable solutions for clinical trials. He also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Phlexglobal, a provider of clinical technology. Previously, as CEO of LIQUENT, Mr. Riegel was instrumental in transforming the company into a leader in regulatory technology and orchestrated its successful sale to PAREXEL, a global clinical research organization.

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Vita Cassese

Member, ArisGlobal Advisory Board

Ms. Cassese is CEO of Mardon Management Advisors, a healthcare technology and analytics advisory firm. She has over 30 years of experience as an operating executive and strategist in the Life Sciences industry. Previously, Ms. Cassese served as CIO of Pfizer’s Worldwide Pharmaceuticals Group and was instrumental in the creation and leadership of Pfizer’s Global Innovation organization.

Breakthrough 2021

Watch ArisGlobal’s Advisory Board Chairman, Rob Scott, MD, share his expertise at Breakthrough2021.

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