Andrea Ponti has some 30 years of investment banking experience, the last 15 spent in healthcare where he had a leading role in creating both JP Morgan’s and Goldman Sachs’ European healthcare franchises, advising on some of the most significant Mergers and Acquisitions and debt or equity financing for leading pharmaceutical, medical device and hospital companies.
Over the last five years he built J.P. Morgan’s healthcare investment banking team in Europe as Vice Chairman of European Investment Banking and Global co-Head of Healthcare. Prior to that Andrea was at Goldman Sachs, where he was Partner, Managing Director, Head of European Healthcare, Consumer and Retail and Co Global Head of Healthcare. In addition to founding Goldman Sachs’ European Healthcare group in 1996, Andrea covered a variety of roles during his time at the firm including Chief Operating Officer of the European Investment Banking Business, Head of European Financial Institutions, and was a member of the firm-wide Commitments Committee. Andrea sits on the board of Cell Medica and holds a BA in Economics with Highest Honours from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.