As a private corporation, PDS is headquartered in Switzerland and led by a board of directors who are all senior veterans in the biopharma R&D industry. The board is chaired by Kuno Sommer, Ph.D.
Upon earning his doctorate at the University of Basel, Dr. Sommer worked for Roche from 1986 to 1999 in various functions and was ultimately a member of the company’s executive committee, responsible for the flavors and fragrances division (now known as Givaudan). More recently, Dr. Sommer served as CEO of Berna Biotech. Currently, Dr. Sommer is chairman of the board at Bachem and Kenta Biotech, and serves as a member of the board at Polyphor Ltd.