Giovanni Abbadessa

1st January, 1970

Giovanni Abbadessa

Giovanni Abbadessa is an MD, PhD, who completed the Oncology fellowship in Milan, Italy, and the Genetical Oncology doctorate between Philadelphia, PA, and Siena, Italy. Since April 2017, he is AVP, Isatuximab Clinical Development Head for non-myeloma malignancies at Sanofi. Prior, he was VP of Translational Research, Clinical Development, Medical Affairs at ArQule, where he lead lab and clinical research on BTK, AKT, FGFR, MET, BRAF, Eg5 inhibitors. He joined industry in 2007 and his experience also includes work in company strategy, board management, investor relations, business development and clinical operations.

His open collaborative leadership style is reflected in the excellent relationships he holds with investigators, partner companies, and internal stakeholders.

Giovanni authored over 40 peer-reviewed articles, 26 oral conference presentations, 51 poster presentations and has himself presented multiple times to large audiences. In his spare time, Giovanni directs two Boston-based nonprofit organization he founded: an Italian networking and cultural organization ( and the largest Italian Saturday school for children in North America ( He loves sailing, racing cars and motorbikes, traveling, and networking.


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