Theo Proukou joined Rubius as Vice President & Head of Human Resources in August 2017 and was promoted in February 2019 to Chief People Officer. Theo brings to Rubius more than 20 years of experience in the pharma, biotech and tech industries. He spent 16 years at Novartis Pharmaceuticals holding numerous roles with increasing responsibilities in Human Resources, Marketing and Sales. In 2014, Theo joined Vertex Pharmaceuticals leading the HR team for Commercial and G&A. In 2015, he was promoted to Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Development where he led efforts to recruit, retain and develop talent across the organization. In 2016, Theo joined TripAdvisor, where he led the global HR Business Partner organization until joining Rubius.
Theo holds a MBA in Marketing & Management, a M.S. in Education for Counseling & Psychology and a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication. All of his degrees are from St. Bonaventure University.