Board of Directors
We are a team of highly skilled, experienced and flexible individuals with a passion for innovation and service.
Graham Hughes, MA, PhD
Chairman of the Board

Graham Hughes MA PhD MRSC, MInstD CChem is widely recognised as one of the leading experts in the field of outsourcing in Pharmaceutical Development.  A chemist by training who after a career with ICI and Sandoz, was the founder and Scientific Director of Technomark Consulting Services in 1987. Technomark was one of the world’s leading consultancies in drug development and was the publisher of the world renowned Technomark Register from 1988 onwards. Graham is chairman of the Editorial Board of European Pharmaceutical Contractor and editor of International Clinical Trials.

He is a frequent speaker and chairman at national and international conferences on outsourcing and drug development. He has also run numerous workshops on the “Selection and Management of CROs”. He has been recently chairman of Auxetica a UK based medical device company and is currently a Director of Oxford Cardiac Pharmacology Ltd and Vice-President of Technomark Life Sciences which is based in the USA.
Pierre Mainil-Varlet, MD, PhD, MBA
Member of the Board

Pierre Mainil-Varlet, MD, PhD, MBA, Founder and Board member of Aginko has more than 15 years of experience in the development of (bio)pharmaceuticals and innovative medical technologies in international academic and industrial (bio) pharmaceutical research. He  serves as senior executive for medical research at various (bio)pharmaceutical and medical devices companies. 
He has a broad experience in trial design and implementation of international multi-center Phase clinical research trials phase I, II and III as well as preclinical models for cartilage/bone repair, osteoarthritis and pain/ inflammation and neoplasia models. He has provided strategic developmental expertise covering product development planning for research, clinical trials & regulatory. 
Outstanding expertise in materials, bioactives and cell based systems (somatic and stem cells) for tissue regeneration applications; medical device product development & leadership of multifunctional groups. 
He is a founding member of the International Cartilage Repair Society and serves in various editorial boards. Pierre Mainil-Varlet holds an MD from the University of Brussels, a PhD from the University of Groningen and an MBA from London Business School (LBS) and a Privat Dozent in Surgical Pathology (Bern). 
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