Lead Independent Director
Ms. Svoronos has served as our 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 the following publicly traded biopharmaceutical companies: Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. and Theratechnologies Inc., where she is currently the Chair of its board of directors. 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. Her 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 boards of PTC Therapeutics, Inc., Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc., Endocyte, Inc., and Medivation Inc. Ms. Svoronos received a B.A. in English and French Literature from Carleton University.