Ghazaleh Gouya Lechner takes leadership in clinical development for biotechnology companies in setting up the clinical development program, seeking scientific advice from competent authorities, creation of clinical operations team and acting as sponsor oversight in the conduct of clinical studies and medical data review process, and supporting the finalisation of clinical study reports, the publication and application process. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Clinical Pharmacology, MD, with more than 20 years of clinical research experience across institutions in Austria and UK. During her activities as medical director at an international CRO she was involved in leading the Medical groups for cardiovascular outcome trials as well as early phase cardiology trials. She has published more than 30 research papers in peer reviewed journals actively participated in national and international congresses. In March 2015 she was awarded the title Associate Professor for Internal Medicine from the Medical University Vienna.