Frank Jochem, Ph.D., MBA


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Program Building & Startups in New Markets · International & Cross-Cultural Team Leadership
Cross-Functional Project Portfolio · Technology R&D and Commcercialization

International, innovative business leader who transforms abstract ideas into strategic operational plans through sustaining time- and cost-effective business development. Harmonizes disparate ideas and priorities among stakeholders. Empowers and grows team members and creates a motivating and rewarding workplace culture.


  • Strategic and Corporate Design for several startup companies and university programs
  • Cross-functional, Multi-Cultural Team Leadership spanning international working groups and project teams
  • Grant & Technical Writing of peer-reviewed publications, internal technical reports, and patent applications
  • International Experience through collaborative leadership and project management of multi-national project portfolios; startup business and research group development in Germany; representation of German Ministry of Research in European consultations
  • Regulatory Framework development with State authorities
  • Investor Relations through effective due diligence and business plan communication and leading funding negotiations
  • Communication of 60 international conference presentations, press relations for the German Ministry of Research, public company presentation, journalism tenure, and investor relations.

Languages: English, German, French, Spanish

Education: MBA in International Business and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biological Sciences.

Experienced, innovative leader who fosters engaged work teams and successful strategic end-to-end operations