Luigi Costa

Entrepreneur in Residence


Luigi joined Sofinnova Partners as Entrepreneur in Residence in 2019 where he brings over 25 years of operational and leadership experience in the global pharmaceutical and biotech industry.

As Chief Executive Officer of Nordic Nanovector, a biotech company focusing on novel targeted therapeutics in hematology and oncology, Luigi led one of the largest European biotech IPOs of 2015 and a multi subscribed private placement in 2016,  after increasing the company’s market capitalization of over 30 times in less than 30 months.

He also served as Board Member and Member of the Audit Committee of Oncopeptides AS (Sweden), which went public in 2016.

Previously, Luigi was Regional Head International at Onyx Pharmaceuticals, acquired by Amgen in 2014, where he led the company’s international organization and the launch of its multiple myeloma drug, Kyprolis®, outside the USA.

Prior to joining Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Luigi held several leadership positions with Amgen, including Head of International Oncology Franchise, General Manager of Italy and President of France, Amgen’s largest market outside the USA. He also held various leadership positions of increasing responsibility with Eli Lilly both in Europe and in the US.

Luigi holds a BSc in Business Administration and an MBA from Bocconi Business School and Manchester Business School.