Dr. Marianne Mertens

Dr. Marianne Mertens


“Chance favors the prepared mind.”

— Louis Pasteur


Marianne joined Wellington Partners in 2018 as a Principal in the Life Science Team.

Marianne obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree with distinction in Biotechnology from the RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, USA, and conducted her PhD research in the field of Molecular Imaging at the Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University Hospital Aachen, Germany. The thesis resulted in several publications in prestigious journals and was recognized by the German Society of Biomedical Engineering with the VDE PhD Award.

Prior to joining Wellington, Marianne was an Investment Manager in the Life Science Team of High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), Bonn. In this role she managed a portfolio of seven companies and concluded the initial investments in Cardior Pharmaceuticals and Verovaccines. She represented the fund on the Boards of preOmics and coramaze technologies. Prior to HTGF, Marianne worked as a management consultant and supported pharmaceutical and medtech companies relative to strategy, portfolio and business unit development.