Board of Directors
Partnerships & Collaborations

Antonella Folgori leads also our board of directors that also includes Paolo Pitzianti and Ilaria Cirasola.

Antonella Folgori, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Antonella is the Chief Executive Officer and Head of Immunology. She was one of the founders of Okairos Srl.

Previously, Antonella was Group Leader at IRBM, where she focused her research interest in the field of diagnosis and prevention of chronic infectious diseases. Antonella conducted post‐doctoral studies in immunology at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC) in Strasbourg, France. She received her degree in Biology and a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Rome, La Sapienza.

Antonella has strong research experience in the field of gene delivery and immunological analysis in preclinical and clinical settings.

Antonella has authored several scientific publications on subjects including peptide phage display technology, immunology, viral infections and vaccines in leading journals such as Nature Medicine and New England Journal of Medicine.

Paolo Pitzianti

Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer

Paolo started to collaborate with Okairos Srl in 2007 after seven years working in New York as a Financial and Accounting Manager of a Wall Street Firm.

Before New York, he was the Accounting Manager in several pharmaceutical companies like Merck Serono, IRBM and Sigma Tau. Paolo has specific experience in the research field and takes care of reporting for international and national grant funds.

Also, Paolo mainly manages Finance, Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Cost Control, Planning and Budget. He coordinates F&A matters for several national and foreign research entities linked with ReiThera.

Ilaria Cirasola

General Manager and Head of HR

Ilaria joined Okairos in 2006. Previously, she worked at IRBM in Human Resources Department.