PhD in Organic Chemistry. MBA by ESADE and a PADE by IESE. He is linked to more than 10 Biotech companies in Spain performing as a Consultant Assessor and/or Business Angel.
Dr. Parente started his career in Laboratorios Vita S.A. Since 1989, he has been co-founder of several companies, – including Lipotec SA, BCN Peptides SA, Diverdrugs SL, Lipofoods SA, BCN Corp SL and Primaderm SA – where he acted as Manager, CEO or Executive President. In 2000, he founded GP Pharm where he is current President.
Besides these activities, Dr. Parente is at the Business Council of the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG Barcelona) and was Vice-president of ASEBIO (Spanish Association of Biotech companies), Co-founder, President and Vice-president of CataloniaBio (Catalan Association of Biotech companies ) and Vice-president of Biocat (Foundation to Promote Life Science Sector in Catalonia).