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pharmaceutical company executive

Romeo Paioni, Swiss pharmaceutical company executive.


Paioni, Romeo was born on August 25, 1942 in Giubiasco, Tessin, Switzerland. Son of Eliseo Giacinto Paioni and Margrit Paioni-Grauwiler.


Diploma chemistry, University Basel, Switzerland, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy Chemistry, University Bern, Switzerland, 1969.


Postdoctoral fellow Woodward Research Institute, Basel, 1969—1971, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1971—1973. Research chemist, group leader cardiovascular and central nervous system research pharmaceutical division Ciba-Geigy, Basel, 1973—1984, chemistry research section leader, pharmaceutical division, 1985—1986, research department head, pharmaceutical division, researcher inflammation, bone and allergy, 1987—1990, research director, pharmaceutical division, 1990—1996. Head preclinical development and project management, Basel operations Novartis Pharma A.G., 1997—1998, head science and external affairs, 1999—2007.

Board directors EuropaBio. Lecturer in field, since 1980.


1st lieutenant Swiss Army, 1961-1990. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, New York Academy of Sciences, Swiss Chemical Society, Basel Chemical Society (vice president 1992-1993, president 1993-1994), Swiss Society Chemical Industry, Harvard Chemists Association, Basel Pharmaceutical Society, Basel BioValley Society (board directors, vice president 2002-2005).


  • Other Interests

    Summer and winter sports, classical music, art, history.


Married Daisy Olga Eglin, September 19, 1970. 1 child, Nicola Olivier.

Eliseo Giacinto Paioni

Margrit Paioni-Grauwiler

Daisy Olga Eglin

Nicola Olivier Paioni