Tiziana Life Sciences plc, the clinical stage biotechnology company focused on oncology and immunology related drugs, has appointed a banker Willy Simon as a non-executive director.
An experienced banker Willy Jules Simon, aged 64, worked at Kredietbank N.V. and Citibank London before serving as an executive member of the Board of Generale Bank NL from 1997 to 1999 and as the chief executive of Fortis Investment Management from 1999 to 2002.
He acted as chairman of Bank Oyens & van Eeghen from 2002 to 2004. From 2004 until 2012, he served as a non-executive director of Redi & Partners Ltd., a fund of funds. He was previously chairman of AIM-traded Velox3 plc (formerly 24/7 Gaming Group Holdings plc) until 2015 and had been a director of Playlogic Entertainment Inc., a NASDAQ OTC listed company.
Gabriele Cerrone, Executive Chairman of the Company commented: “I am delighted that Willy Simon has agreed to join the Board of Tiziana Life Sciences. Willy’s career as a senior banker and as a director of other publicly listed companies gives him a wealth of experience which complements the skills of the existing Board.”