President and Pro-Bono Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Antonella Santuccione Chadha

Dr. Antonella Santuccione Chadha | LinkedIn

Dr. Chadha is a highly accomplished medical doctor and internationally recognized expert in neuroscience, neurological disorders, and psychiatric diseases. She co-founded and serves as the pro-bono CEO of the Women’s Brain Foundation and holds the position of Vice-President at Euresearch. Known as a transformative global leader and team builder, she has successfully revitalized start-ups and provided strategic counsel to CEOs of start-ups, boards of directors, and junior colleagues. She has worked as a regulator for the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products and held executive roles at Roche Diagnostic, Roche Pharmaceutical, and Biogen. Additionally, she has served as the Chief Medical Officer and ad-interim CEO at Altoida.

Dr. Chadha has always been focused on solving the puzzles related to Alzheimer’s and other psychiatric diseases. She conducted research on immunotherapies for neurodegenerative disorders at the University of Zurich, where the first disease-modifying treatment for Alzheimer’s was developed. In her earlier years, she collaborated with multiple European universities and the EU Commission Directorate for Health and Food Safety.

Dr. Chadha has received numerous accolades for her accomplishments. She has consistently been listed among the Top 100 Women in Business in Switzerland since 2018 and was elected Woman of the Year in Switzerland in 2019. She has also been honored with the World Sustainability Award for her contributions to advancing Precision Medicine and the “Premio Medicina Italia” for her efforts in managing the pandemic. In 2021, she was nominated among the top 10 women for innovation in Switzerland. In 2022, she received the Veuve Clicquot Bold Woman Award in Switzerland, followed by the “Dean Martin” International Prize in 2023.

Dr. Chadha is passionate about eliminating bias in the development of solutions for mental and neurological diseases, with the aim of achieving precision medicine. She advocates for the establishment of the first worldwide sex and gender precision medicine research institute, based in Switzerland.

Beyond her professional achievements, Dr. Chadha is an author of scientific publications, TEDx talks, and books such as “Sex and Gender Differences in Alzheimer’s Disease” and “Una Bambina Senza Testa.”