Board of directors

Dr Alfons Nonell-Canals
Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Alfons is a specialist in Computer-Aided Drug Design, in the development of such software, and in large-scale chemical and biological analyses. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from the University of Barcelona and PhD in Computational Chemistry from Rovira i Virgili University. After some post-doc sessions in the Pompeu Fabra University and the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, he decided to establish Mind the Byte to achieve the synergy with his experience and modern AI and cloud computing techniques. He is a member of the CataloniaBio research committee and sits on the board of directors of Bioinformatics Barcelona.

Xavier Castells
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

CFO of InKemia IUCT Group, a biotechnology group listed on the Alternative Investment Market, and head of the IUCT Emprèn capital investment fund. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, an MBA from ESADE and a Master's in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management (Arizona State University). He started his business career with the founding of Claranet (1996-1999) and later joined Deutsche Bank Spain (1998-2011) in its Business Client Strategy Department.

Prof Peter Edman
Scientific Advisor and Board Member

He holds a PhD in Biochemistry and has been working in the pharmaceutical industry for decades, where he has held a number of senior positions within Orexo, Sobi, Biovitrum, Pharmacia, Astra and multinational corporation AstraZeneca. He has also been Professor in Pharmaceutical Formulation and Adjunct Professor in Drug Delivery at the University of Uppsala (Sweden). Nowadays, he is acting as an independent scientific advisor and board member to companies within the life science sector.

Albert Garcia-Pujadas
Co-founder and CEO of Foxize School, mentor at Connector Startup Accelerator Barcelona

Business professional with extensive experience in the fields of marketing and technology. Professor and academic coordinator of the Master's in Direct and Digital Marketing of the UPF Barcelona School of Management since 2005. Previously, he founded Ogilvy Interactive Spain and held executive positions at Nikodemo, eresMas and Intercom.

Dr Marta Príncep
Director of the Technology Department of Bellavista

She holds a PhD in Biology from the University of Barcelona, is a graduate of ESADE's Advanced Management Programme, and of the 'Global growth strategy, business opportunities and financial challenges' programme of the University of Pennsylvania. She has over 20 years' experience in executive positions in the field of life science (AdVentura Capital, Biocat and Ferrer International Group).