Stefano Buono is an accomplished physicist and alumnus of The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Until January 2018, Mr. Buono served as Chief Executive Officer and board member of Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA), an international radiopharmaceutical company he founded in 2002. The company traded under the ticker symbol AAAP, until it was acquired by Novartis for $3.9 billion. Mr. Buono still acts as a consultant for Novartis.
Mr. Buono is also a director of Abeona Therapeutics, a Nasdaq Listed biopharmaceutical company (ticker: ABEO) focused on developing novel gene and cell therapy approaches for potential treatment of individuals impacted by life-threatening genetic rare diseases,
Mr. Buono is Chairman of Planet Holding LTD a global leader in integrating smart solutions and social innovation practices in the design and development of affordable real estate housing projects. Planet is currently building in Brazil the first two Smart City for Affordable Housing in the world.
Mr. Buono is Chairman of LIFTT, a private company wholly owned by the Links Foundation, whose founding institutions are Politecnico di Torino and Compagnia di San Paolo. LIFTT focuses on stimulating and supporting technology transfer from research institutions and generating revenues and a positive impact through the economic exploitation of research and innovation outcomes.
Mr. Buono is also the founder of Elysia Capital, his single Family Office based in London and Turin, focused on social impact investments in the field of Sustainable Innovation, Wellbeing, Education, Art and Culture.