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Mohammad Azab

Director
Dr. Azab has served as a member of our Board since October 2003. From July 2009 until November 2020, Dr. Azab served as President and Chief Medical Officer of Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of drugs in oncology and other areas. As of November 2020, upon retirement from his management role, Dr. Azab has served as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Astex, which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Otsuka Pharmaceuticals. Previously, Dr. Azab served as President and CEO of Intradigm Corporation, a developer of siRNA cancer therapeutics. Prior to this, Dr. Azab served as Executive Vice President of Research and Development, and Chief Medical Officer of QLT Inc., and in several leadership positions at Astra Zeneca in the United Kingdom and Sanofi Pharmaceuticals in France. Dr. Azab holds an M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, and an MB ChB from Cairo University. He received post-graduate training and degrees in oncology research from the University of Paris-Sud and biostatistics from the University of Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France.