Proteon Pharmaceuticals appoints Paolo Doncecchi as Global Sales Director


Mumbai, January 24, 2022:  Proteon Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Proteon Pharmaceuticals SA Poland, today announced that it has appointed Paolo Doncecchi as its Global Sales Director to support further expansion plans in India and other South-East Region countries.

Proteon Pharmaceuticals focuses on precision biology for microbiome protection to improve animal and human health, increasing environmental sustainability and eliminating the unnecessary use of antibiotics.

With over 30 years of experience in marketing and sales, Paolo has led several sales and marketing positions for global biotechnology companies such as Pfizer, Zoetis, Biomin and Adisseo in the field of animal health and nutrition. Paolo, an Italian national, has completed his university degree in Veterinary Medicine. He recently became member of Insight Partners, an American venture capital and private equity firm based in New York City that invests in growth-stage technology, software and Internet businesses.

Elaborating on his new role at Proteon Pharmaceuticals, Paolo Doncecchi said, “We will focus on getting results through people empowerment. I believe that Proteon’s technology is on the edge of a modern and sustainable fight against AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance). Bacteriophages are effective and do not leave residuals in poultry meat, therefore, eventually, they are safe for people to consume.”

Meanwhile, Proteon Pharmaceuticals is further streamlining its R&D investments, aiming to deliver new phage-based solutions focused on controlling bacterial diseases to help livestock farming industry achieve profits in a sustainable way.

Commenting on Paolo’s joining, Nipun Gupta, CCO, Proteon Pharmaceuticals, said, “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Paolo Doncecchi as the Global Head of Sales. Paolo started working as part of Proteon commercial organisation from January, 2022. I am excited to welcome him. Paolo brings in wealth of experience from the animal healthcare organisations that will be of benefit to our company’s global expansion plans.”

About Proteon Pharmaceuticals

Proteon Pharmaceuticals S.A. is a leader in bacteriophage (phage) technology for livestock farming and aquaculture. Proteon’s mission is to eliminate the need for unnecessary antibiotic use, reducing the risk of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), as well as to increase the sustainability of protein production through reduction of waste and improvement of on-farm efficiency. Proteon’s products function by modulating the microbiome enabling prophylactic health. Proteon has patented a precision phage product development platform using -omics technologies, molecular biology, bioinformatics and artificial intelligence (AI) to create effective, reliable and safe antibacterial solutions for animal and human health.

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