Leadership Team

Thomas Meyer

Thomas Meyer

Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Meyer founded Auris Medical (renamed Altamira Therapeutics) in April 2003 and was the Company's sole shareholder until the end of 2007. Prior to founding Auris Medical, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Disetronic Group, a leading Swiss supplier of precision infusion and injection systems. He worked for Disetronic in various functions starting in 1988, becoming member of the Board of Directors in 1996, Deputy Chief Executive Officer in 1999 and Chief Executive Officer in early 2000. Prior to joining Disetronic, he advised several Swiss companies in strategy, marketing and corporate finance. Thomas Meyer served on the Board of Directors of several small and medium sized Swiss industrial companies; in some of them he was also a key investor. He holds a Ph.D. in business administration (Dr.rer.pol.) from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Samuel A. Wickline

Samuel A. Wickline

Chief Scientific Officer

Samuel A. Wickline, MD, is the founder of Trasir Therapeutics, Inc., which we acquired in 2021 and formed the basis for our activities in RNA therapeutics. Before joining Altamira Therapeutics, he was the Director of the USF Health Heart Institute, Associate Dean and Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences, Molecular Physiology and Pharmacology, and Medical Engineering at the University of South Florida (USF). Previously, he was Professor of Medicine, Physics, Biomedical Engineering, and Cell Biology and Physiology at Washington University, St. Louis. 

Elmar Schaerli

Elmar Schaerli

Chief Financial Officer

Elmar Schaerli, CPA, has served as Altamira Therapeutics’ Chief Financial Officer since November 2019. Mr. Schaerli has acquired almost 30 years of both private and public finance and accounting experience in the biotech and medtech industry. In 2003 he founded ante treuhand ag, a Swiss fiduciary company supporting companies primarly in health care and technology, and has since served as its CEO.

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