Until 31 October 2020 Dr Romano (MD, PhD, GFMD) had, in his position of Executive Medical Director at Covance, full responsibility within the Medical Department including Clinical Development, Medical Support to Clinical Operations, Medical Monitoring and Medical Support to Pharmacovigilance Services. He left Covance and retired on 31 October 2020.

Dr Romano has over 30 years of pharmaceutical development experience, both in pharmaceutical companies and in clinical research organizations (CROs). He has successfully managed a number of Phase II, III and IV clinical trials, and, since 1998, has held senior management positions within the CRO sector such as Country Manager, Medical Director, and Chief Medical Officer.

Dr Romano obtained a diploma in Medicine at the University of Genoa (1983) followed by a post-graduate degree in Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health (1987), and another post-graduate degree in Clinical Pharmacology (1994). He is co-author of several scientific papers concerning mutagenesis and carcinogenesis, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of chemical compounds and glutathione metabolism.

Dr Romano has been a Member of the Italian Medical Association since 1983 and was President of the Italian Society of Pharmaceutical Medicine (SIMeF) from 2014 to 2020. He has been elected President of IFAPP for the period of 2020-2022.

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