The CEO

Luís Matías Hernández

Luis was responsible for all the R&D work undertaken in the lab for Artennua from the very beginning, and tried every method possible to optimize the concentration of artemisinin. In true Luis style, when all of them failed, he came up with his own. His approach did work and so, since October 2017, he heads up the production department in the Canary Islands.

PI at Sequentia Biotech from 2015 to 2018, where he was responsible for all the R&D work carried out in the laboratory for Tricopharming and Artennua from the beginning, as well as for different lines of plant biopharming research.

Postdoctoral fellowship in Biopharming of plants at the CRAG, Barcelona. Doctorate in Plant Genetics at the University of Milan. Master in International Health from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Postgraduate Diploma in Natural Products and Plant Biotechnology by CIHEAM, Greece. Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Navarra.

Science communicator at BigVanScience.

Luis is also an author, traveler and prolific networker.

Luis LinkedIn Profile

The CFO

Chiara Sanseverino

Chiara is the other original member of the Tricopharming and Artennua project. In addition to Luis’s successful laboratory results, reaching the pilot production stage had a lot to do with Chiara’s efforts to present Artennua to the CDTI’s Neotec fund that aims to support the creation and consolidation of technology-based companies, and was awarded in May 2017.

Administrative and Financial Director of Sequentia Biotech from 2013 to 2018.

She has 10 years background in the world of project management, international cooperation, consulting and education. She holds a Master in Analysis and Management of Development Projects, University of Milan (IT) and a Master in Management and Business Strategy, Sole 24ORE Business School (Milan, IT). Bachelor of Economics, University of Naples “Federico II” (IT).

Chiara LinkedIn Profile

Pedro Fernandez

Tech Transfer & Scientific Manager

Pedro Fernández Nohales

Pedro has 5 years’ experience as a Technology Transfer officer and oversees all the scientific and tech transfer issues. He also has a lot of experience writing national and European grants, such as H2020. His experience and network of hospitals, doctors and clinics at INCLIVA will also provide invaluable insight and support with the human health applications of Artennua.
Pedro LinkedIn Profile

The Agricultural Engineer

Andrés Acosta Pérez

A native of the Canary Islands, Andrés was brought onboard in September 2017 to assist in the Pilot-Production stage of Artennua. Andres has a long trajectory as an agronomist as well as an important local network as he spent time working for CABILDO, the governing body in Tenerife. His organizational skills and patience also make him the perfect match for the optimization and control of Artemisia annua crop in Tenerife!
Andrés LinkedIn Profile

Carlos Armas

The Agricultural Farm Manager

Carlos Armas

Carlos was brought onboard in July 2019 to help Andres and assist in the Pilot-Production stage of Artennua. He is now also involved in the day-to-day running of the newly rented agrofarm Finca Pele in Tenerife, Canary Islands. Carlos has just finished his course at the Agricultural Farm Manager school of Tacoronte, Tenerife. He is a positive and motivated person who was willing to learn every single aspect related to Artennua since the very beginning.