Mary McCarthy


Sofinnova Partners

Mary joined Sofinnova Partners in 2023 as a Partner in the Industrial Biotech Strategy. She uses her extensive experience and network to help identify the most promising early-stage companies developing biotech-enabled sustainable solutions in agriculture, food, chemicals, and materials. 

Before joining Sofinnova Partners, Mary was a Partner at Brightlands Venture Partners (BVP), where she was the Fund Manager of the BVP Renewable Chemistry Fund and served on various boards. 

With over 24 years in chemistry and materials, Mary has occupied various roles in the sector: She was CEO of a start-up developing materials for the circular economy and worked at SABIC for 15 years, where she held various functions in R&D, HR, Change Management, and Corporate Venturing. 

Mary said she joined Sofinnova partners because she identified with the team’s mission “to find deeptech solutions with strong evironmental impact that can truly change the world for the better.” 

Mary holds a PhD in chemistry from University College Dublin, Ireland and held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and the Max Planck Institute für Kohlenforschung, Germany.