Wolfgang Söhngen is founder and CEO of PAION AG and Managing Director of PAION Deutschland GmbH. With his wife Mariola, he has raised more than EUR 170 million through fund raising and EUR 78 million through partnering.
Wolfgang has many years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He worked for ten years in clinical development, project management, corporate development, and strategic planning at Grünenthal GmbH. Before founding PAION in 2000 with his wife, Mariola, he was head of his own consulting firm, Virtueality, which specialized in healthcare and clinical development.
In 1985, Wolfgang received his doctoral degree in medicine from RWTH Aachen (Technical University of Aachen). He worked on the Inner Department of an academic teaching hospital and was then offered a post-doc position in cardiovascular pharmacology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA). He also holds a Master of Business Communication and a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine (DGPharMed).