Lead Independent Director
Ms. Svoronos has served as Lead Independent Director since June 2021 and as a member of our Board since September 2016. Ms. Svoronos sits on the board of directors of several publicly-traded biopharmaceutical companies, PTC Therapeutics, Global Blood Therapeutics, Adverum Biotechnologies, and Theratechnologies Inc., where she is currently the chair of the board. Ms. Svoronos retired in 2011 from Merck & Co., Inc. following a 23-year career in commercial positions of increasing seniority, most recently as President of Europe and Canada. Previously held positions with Merck include Vice President of Asia Pacific and Vice President of Global Marketing for the Arthritis, Analgesics and Osteoporosis franchise. Ms. Svoronos previously sat on the board of Endocyte, Inc. and Medivation Inc. Ms. Svoronos received a B.A. in English and French Literature from Carleton University.