Lydia Turkié is the Associate Director at CDL-Atlanta. She joined the CDL team as Senior Venture Manager, after an international career in the global pharmaceutical industry. From Shanghai to Montreal, Boston to Paris, with companies like Sanofi and Bayer, Lydia nurtured her broad vision on different cultures, from a scientific and a business perspective.
Over the last few years, Lydia developed strong ties with the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Boston, around Harvard and the MIT Martin Trust Center. In France, she has launched multiple initiatives and taught innovative entrepreneurship at Grenoble Ecole de Management. Throughout this journey across various innovation landscapes, Lydia became highly enthusiastic to transfer her industry knowledge into creative entrepreneurial development.
Lydia holds a BS and an MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences as well as a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, and an MSc in Management (Programme Grande Ecole) from Emlyon Business School.