Sofia Tapanelli
/    Principal

Sofia is a principal in True’s London office and a member of the Life Sciences practice.  She is an experienced scientist with a passion for the biotech industry and innovative technologies.

Before joining True, Sofia started her career in executive search for C-suite and executive hires internationally at a boutique firm specializing in the life sciences industry.  She is equipped with a broad understanding of the biotech and pharma industry's leadership, managerial, commercial and operational aspects.

Sofia holds a PhD in life sciences and previously worked as a postdoctoral scientist at Imperial College London exploring new vector control strategies to fight malaria disease.  Sofia possesses exceptional analytical skills and the scientific depth of knowledge required to deliver excellent service to clients. 

A video of Sofia playing with her cat went viral on TikTok reaching 9.1 million views.
Enjoys cycling, running and walking to explore new places
Born and raised in Italy, Sofia moved to London in 2017 to work on genetically modified mosquitoes