Ioanna Koukli

Chairman HBio

Dr Ioanna Koukli is the founder and Managing Director of Pharmassist Ltd, one of the most rapidly growing Contract Research Organizations in Greece. 

In 1984 she was awarded her BSc and in 1989 her PhD in Chemistry by the Department of Chemistry of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens.  In 1988 she started her professional career in the Pharmaceutical Industry and in an eleven year course she reached the position of R&D Manager. In 1999 she ventured in establishing Pharmassist Ltd. For 20 years the company has been providing services in the fields of Regulatory Affairs, Product Development and Scientific Writing, Pricing and Reimbursement of Pharmaceutical Products, Clinical Trials and Pharmacovigilance. With more than twenty five years of active involvement in the Pharmaceutical Science and Industry, Ioanna has developed the expertise and the “know-how” of the pharmaceutical product, from research and development to product manufacture and from registration to marketing. 

In addition to her business activities, she is an elected member of the Administrative Board of the Hellenic Society of Pharmaceutical Medicine (ELEFI). She is also a member of the Invest for the Future network, an initiative on behalf of the United States towards women entrepreneurs, at an international level, with a view to supporting them on Learning, Networking and Earning.  In September 2010 she participated in the IVLP Advancing Women as Business Leaders, which took place in the USA, representing Greek female entrepreneurship.

Her professional achievements are complemented by her personal life as she is the mother of son, with a high sense of social responsibility and an active participation in Social Action.