Italo Poggesi was born in Brescia, Italy, in 1962. He received his degree in chemistry in 1986 and his PhD in Bioengineering in 2017 from the Universita’ degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy. Since 1988, he had held different positions in the pharmaceutical industry, in the area of pharmacokinetics, metabolism, and drug development. He was the Head of Pharmacokinetic Data Analysis and the Prediction and Modeling Group of Pharmacia, Milan, Italy and Director in the GSK Clinical Pharmacokinetics/Modeling and Simulation Unit, Psychiatry CEDD, GlaxoSmithKline, Verona, Italy. He is currently Director in the Global Clinical Pharmacology group in Janssen, Milan, Italy. His research interests include the development and evaluation of modelling techniques with the aim of accelerating drug development and reducing the attrition of drug candidates. He is the author/coauthor of more than 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals.