Who we are

Our team covers a wide and diverse set of disciplines spanning from medicinal chemistry to biomedical engineering, computer science and business development, among others.

Board Members and Scientific Advisors, in turn, bring a great depth and breadth of experience in scientific leadership and management capabilities to Mind the Byte. Collectively, we are committed to provide a first-in-class service and contribute to the company’s growth and vision.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Alfons Nonell-Canals, PhD

Founder & 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 PhD in Computational Chemistry and after some post-doc sessions, he decided to establish Mind the Byte to achieve the synergy between his experience and modern AI and cloud computing techniques.

Xavier Castells, MBA

CFO of Inkemia IUCT Group

Chief Financial Officer 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).

Héctor Gil

Board member

Galí Drudis-Sole, PhD, MBA

Board member

PhD in Theoretical Chemistry and ESADE MBA. Galí has previous experience as a strategic consultant and also as a venture capital analyst working with science-related startups. He is currently working in the financial sector, as HR planning manager. He also holds a BSc in Chemisty and a BSc in Physics.

Joan Bertran

Board member

Joan Bertran has 8 years of multidisciplinary experience in Aperam (metallurgy industry) where he has worked in different management positions (Finance, Quality and Supply Chain) and coordinates projects in Europe. He is a 2019 Executive MBA Candidate from IESE Business School and an Industrial Engineer from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. He also holds a European Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from ENEN Association

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Alfons Nonell-Canals, PhD

Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Alfons s 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 PhD in Computational Chemistry and after some post-doc sessions, he decided to establish Mind the Byte to achieve the synergy with his experience and modern AI and cloud computing techniques.

Mariona Esquerdo Barragan, PhD

Business Development Director

Mariona is responsible for our business development, including seeking of new opportunities and fostering relations with stakeholders to be involved in the adventure. Her role is blended with several years of experience in basic research and a PhD in molecular genetics.

Marta Parunella

Financial Director

Marta cares about the numbers of Mind the Byte, analysing impact on financials of past events and planning for the future. She holds a degree in law and another in economics. Her legal background allows her to give a more comprehensive support to the business.

ADVISORY BOARD

Peter Edman, Prof

Scientific Advisor & Board Member

He has been working in the pharma industry for decades, where he has held a number of senior positions within Orexo, Sobi, Biovitrum, Pharmacia, Astra and AstraZeneca. He has also been Professor 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.