Angus Russell was the CEO of Shire from 2008 until his retirement in 2013 where he transformed the company into a global leader focused on rare diseases. During his tenure, he successfully concluded a series of late-stage deals that included several promising therapies addressing both acute and critical rare diseases. Earlier in his career, Angus held roles of increasing responsibility at ICI, Zeneca, AstraZeneca and Shire. He currently serves as the Chairman of Mallinckrodt, a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company. Angus is also Chairman of Revance Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on dermatology and aesthetic medicines, and an independent director at TherapeuticsMD, an innovative women’s healthcare company.
Dominique Monnet has more than 35 years of leadership experience in the biopharma industry, in the U.S. and internationally. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Alexion in 2014 to 2015. From 2002 to 2013, Dominique was a senior business executive at Amgen. Of particular relevance to Antibe, he was responsible for accelerating the growth of Amgen’s Inflammation Business Unit and its Enbrel® franchise in the United States. He also led the creation of Amgen’s successful international franchises in oncology and nephrology. He is currently President of PDL BioPharma, which manages a portfolio of companies, products and royalty agreements in the healthcare sector.
Andrew Powell is highly regarded for his ability to strategically position life science assets and companies for a monetization event. He played an instrumental role in the completion of a series of prominent deals, including: the sale of Medivation to Pfizer for US$14 billion; the sale of InterMune to Roche for US$8.3 billion; and the sale of ImClone to Eli Lilly for US$6.5 billion. Earlier in his career, Andrew negotiated and managed international joint ventures for Baxter International. He currently serves as a director at Aclaris Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on dermatology, and as a director at Landec, a leading innovator of diversified health and wellness solutions.
Rami Batal was most recently a senior business development officer for Purdue Canada and brings to Antibe vast experience in the pain markets. At Purdue Canada, Rami led the expansion of the product portfolio into other CNS areas, including other pain platforms, as well as cancer supportive care. Over his career, Rami has worked with Big Pharma, biotech startups and government and academic interests in North America and Europe, as well as in emerging markets in Asia and the Middle East. Currently, Rami is Vice President, Medical Research of Canopy Growth, where he is responsible for setting up and managing clinical development programs in CNS disorders.