Paolo Russolo



Graduated in industrial chemistry in Milan, he started working in Profarmaco in 1971, dealing with engineering and
maintenance, at the factory in Paullo.

In the ten years spent in Paullo, he had the opportunity to learn the various aspects of a company producing pharmaceutical active ingredients: logistics, scale up of new products from RD to pilot to commercial production, production planning, introduction of industrial costs from scratch, purchasing, management control, interaction with the commercial department.

In 1982 he became General Manager and CEO and moved to the Milan office, where he also managed sales and administration.

In 1989 Profarmaco is sold to the Swedish Nobel Industries, which leaves him in charge of the company (Profarmaco Nobel) and also entrusts him with the management of a second company in Italy.

In 1991 the Akzo Nobel merger took place and in 1994 Profarmaco was sold to Cambrex; in Cambrex he continues to manage the Italian company and is also put in charge of the generics Business Unit, for the whole group, becoming head of four production units in Europe, and a member of the group’s Executive Committee.

In 2008 he became President of Cambrex Profarmaco Milano.

« Back