Ruggero Rossi

Ruggero Rossi

Ruggero Rossi

Vice President, Health Advances

Ruggero brings 15 years of life science experience to Health Advances’ biopharma practice. He focuses on corporate strategy, business development, growth strategy, portfolio rationalization, and marketing strategy.

Ruggero has substantial expertise in specialty pharmaceuticals, with an emphasis on oncology and rare disease, and has direct work experience in the United States as well as major European markets.

Work Experience

Prior to joining Health Advances, Ruggero worked at Takeda Oncology, where he focused on R&D strategy and business development. In this role, he was responsible for the identification and execution of strategic partnerships in the immuno-oncology space. Previously, Ruggero led corporate strategy initiatives at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, including corporate-level portfolio prioritization and geographic expansion strategy.

Before his corporate career, Ruggero was a management consultant at Monitor Group, where he led high-profile engagements with life science companies, with a focus on competitive and marketing strategy. During his ten-year tenure at Monitor, he developed significant expertise in advising executive teams on complex business decisions through the development of customized strategy frameworks and the application of sophisticated market research and data analytics methodologies.

Recently, he served as Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. As a member of the faculty for the school’s Global Entrepreneurship Lab, Ruggero advised student-led teams working on consulting engagements with entrepreneurial technology ventures in emerging markets.


Ruggero holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He graduated magna cum laude from Bocconi University with a degree in Business Administration.

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