Kostas Trakas, PhD
Kostas is the founder and CEO of Nutu, a startup born out of the Founder Institute’s fifth Toronto cohort. He has also previously founded Prometheus Healthcare Strategies, a consultancy aspiring to helping healthcare organizations develop the integrated portfolio of solutions required to be successful in today’s challenging healthcare marketplace.
Dr. Trakas brings 14 years of global commercial experience within the pharmaceutical industry. Most recently, he was a Global Marketing Leader within Janssen’s Infectious Disease & Vaccines therapeutic area. Prior to that, Kostas was part of two transformational business experiments within Johnson & Johnson – Janssen Healthcare Innovation and Janssen Diagnostics. Each of these businesses was created to identify opportunities in the whitespace within the emerging healthcare ecosystem. Dr. Trakas also brings more than 10 years of market access experience spanning the development life-cycle, across treatment modalities (drug, diagnostic, technology), geographies, and therapeutic areas (psychiatry, neurology, pain, cardiovascular, infectious disease).
Kostas earned his Master’s and PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Toronto, in Toronto, Canada. He is currently based in Toronto, ON, Canada.