Joachim (JR) Rothe, PhD, joined LSP in 2002 and is currently a Managing Partner and co-owner of the firm. His prime focus and responsibility within LSP is to invest in unlisted securities and the general management of the firm.
Prior to joining LSP, Joachim was the Managing Director of MPM Capital Germany, a US healthcare investment firm, where he rose to head up their European investment franchise. Previously, he worked at McKinsey & Company in Germany and at Hoffmann-La Roche in Switzerland. Joachim brings a strong scientific background and in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries to the LSP team.
He has been appointed a Director of a large number of companies, all of which he has helped to grow by leveraging his scientific expertise, pharmaceutical experience and global networks. Among others, Joachim is currently a Director at Atlas Genetics, a UK diagnostic company developing ultra-rapid point-of-care tests for a range of infectious diseases.
Joachim obtained a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from the Free University in Berlin and a PhD in Molecular Immunology from Freiburg University. His thesis was supervised by Georges Köhler, a Nobel laureate in Medicine. Joachim has authored numerous articles in leading scientific publications, including Nature.