The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) is pleased to welcome three new mentors to the programme, offering a range of valuable expertise and insight to NIA Fellows.[rd_images_gallery images=”11202,11201,11200″ column=”ig_col_3″]Arun Krishna, PhD, is the UK Business Unit Director, Respiratory and Head Commercial Operations, at Novartis. His expertise spans clinical development, new product strategy, market access and policy.

Nicholas Ibery is a health and life sciences VC with a background in clinical medicine and corporate law. He has extensive experience in the healthcare sector and has worked as a specialist in leading European private equity and venture capital firms. He has also advised a number of multinationals corporations, regulators and the UK government.

Robert P. Mollen is a US-qualified corporate lawyer working in Fried Frank’s London office. He provides advice on cross-border expansion and investment and helps companies to address startup and scale-up business issues and corporate-startup collaborations.

Arun, Nicholas and Robert join a group of high-profile NIA Mentors who provide bespoke guidance to Fellows. The pool of Mentors is regularly expanded according to the experiences and identified needs of the Fellows. Representing a broad skills base, Mentor support includes advice, guidance and networking.

For more information about the Mentors supporting the NIA, visit