Arno Heuermann is a founding Partner of Catenion who lives in Berlin, Germany. Arno has ten years of experience as CEO and COO. He has managed companies in Germany, France and Luxemburg.
While working on his degrees, Arno founded a technical engineering office in 1994. He continued to follow the entrepreneurial path in 1998 by founding Biopsytec GmbH, a DNA diagnostics company focused on agriculture, heading the company for more than five years as Managing Director.
In 1999, he co–founded Epigenomics AG, a public biotech company focused on DNA methylation, later remaining as an advisor and member of the firm’s Supervisory Board.
In August 2000, Arno orchestrated the founding and financing of Biopsytec Holding AG, thus merging Genious SA and the QTL AG and Biopsytec GmbH. He managed Biopsytec Holding AG for the next three years before helping launch Catenion in 2003. Since that time, he has been Catenion’s chief operating officer.
Arno holds a diploma degree in process engineering from the Technical University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. In addition, Arno attended the Berlin business school for Industrial Engineering and Management.
He is experienced in the diverse practices of patent management and has made numerous successful inventions.
Arno Heuermann is married and has two children. He is a lover of classical music, country life and horseback riding.
Matthias Krings is a founding Partner of Catenion.
He has worked for international pharma, biotech and medtech organizations on a variety of topics. Matthias works with clients on developing corporate and R&D strategies, identifying new areas of opportunity, tailoring asset and company searches for BD&L and M&A, maximizing the value of existing assets through therapeutic expansion, and prioritizing R&D portfolios. Matthias is also resposible for the creation and delivery of bespoke client education programs in the Catenion Academy.
Before co-founding Catenion in 2003, Matthias was a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman) and later joined a strategy consulting boutique, Theron.
Matthias holds a diploma and a doctorate degree in Biology from the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. His PhD work was supported by a scholarship from the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, Foundation for Basic Research in Medicine. Matthias made significant scientific contributions to the field of human evolution (Krings et al., Cell 1997: Neandertal DNA Sequences and the Origin of Modern Humans).
Matthias lives in Munich & Berlin. He enjoys cooking, gardening, watersports and traveling.
Matthias co-authored Catenion’s Commentaries “Elements of Winning Strategies in R&D” and “Recombinant Portfolio Management – Recognizing and Enabling Innovation”. They are part of Catenion’s “Shaping Pharmaceutical Strategy” series that focuses on high-profile issues for the industry.
Christian Elze is a founding partner of Catenion and has been developing the company’s business in Japan since 2008. He holds a BSc from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Columbia University.
Christian is working with companies, universities and governments in the field of biomedical innovation. In his work, Christian is focusing on how emerging technologies and translational research are re-shaping the respective roles of funding agencies, investors, biopharma companies and academia in the research and development of new drugs.
Besides his consulting work, Christian frequently speaks about Emerging Technologies, Healthcare Reform, Pricing & Reimbursement, Biomedical Innovation, as well as Translational Research at industry conferences and universities in Japan, the US and Europe.
Christian is a fluent speaker of English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish and lives with his family in London.
Markus 撰写了多篇 Catenion 评论文章，包括《Risk Profiles of Corporate Portfolio Strategies》以及《Elements of Winning Strategies in R&D》、《Recombinant Innovation Management (RIM) – How to Stimulate Breakthrough Innovation within Large R&D Organisations》、《Recombinant Portfolio Management – Recognising and Enabling Innovation》。 他也与其他作者合着了《Zero Base R&D》和《The Challenge for Japan’s Pharmaceutical Top Twenty》。 所有这些都是Catenion的 「塑造医药战略」（Shaping Pharmaceutical Strategy）系列的一部分，该系列关注的是行业中备受瞩目的问题。
Markus Thunecke 是 Catenion 的创始资深合伙人，居住在德国柏林。 Markus 于1997年在美世咨询公司开始了他的顾问生涯，之后加入了一家战略咨询精品公司 Theron，并于2003年成立了 Catenion。
Markus 已帮助了全球制药和医疗产品行业的众多客户创造竞争优势。 除了制定战略方面的工作，Markus 还擅长开发尖端的分析工具并将其与组织发展能力相结合。 Markus 是 Catenion 的一些投资组合管理和风险评估的专有工具的开发者。 在最近的工作中，Markus 帮助了客户制定和调整他们的研发战略，检视审查他们的发现和开发组合，并创建促进创新的组织模式。
他拥有海德堡大学的生物化学博士学位，期间他建立了阿尔茨海默病的转基因动物模型。 他也在德国先灵公司（Schering AG）有三年的中枢神经系统领域的研究经验。