The Board of Oncimmune Holdings plc is:
Meinhard is a MedTech industry executive and entrepreneur with more than 25 years broad international experience ranging from global General-, Operations-, Marketing- and Innovation Management. He is currently founder and CEO at mt:onyx, an established Swiss-based service organization providing business partnering and business development in the area of Life Sciences, Diagnostics and Medical Devices industry. His activities include investments in start-ups with active board engagement and management support, consulting investors on identification of opportunities in the global MedTech industry and helping start-ups to establish business partnerships. Prior to this, he worked as an executive at Straumann AG (CH), responsible for the world-wide “Digitalization” of the Dental industry. Between 1998 and 2008, Meinhard was at Roche Diagnostics where he held various global senior leadership roles in Diabetes Care, Decentralized Solutions and was global Senior VP at Lab Diagnostics, which achieved the leading global position in the laboratory industry. Meinhard has strong board level experience and has worked across M&A, global operations, sales and marketing, programme and innovation management and has held executive management positions in Germany, The Netherlands, USA, Canada, Sweden, UK and Switzerland. He currently serves as Board Director at several healthcare/diagnostic companies in UK, Sweden and Switzerland.
Geoffrey has an entrepreneurial career that started in 1982 when Geoffrey founded a number of companies in the media sector backed by The Abingdon Management Company Limited (Abingdon). In 1988, he joined the board of Abingdon as CEO to manage the Company’s portfolio of media and technology investments, and subsequently became sole owner having acquired Abingdon from its institutional shareholders. Abingdon had a number of quoted and unquoted investments. In 1998 he launched Premium TV (PTV) securing a contractual joint venture with Eurosport to create “British Eurosport”. Later that year PTV was acquired by NTL (now Virgin Media). As CEO of PTV Geoffrey developed the largest integrated broadband and internet sports broadcasting platform in the world at that time. Over the past ten years Geoffrey has developed Oncimmune Limited, serving as its Executive Chairman, CEO and now Vice Chairman. Geoffrey is also a senior research fellow at the International Prevention Research Institute. His personal commitment to cancer detection can be traced to his father, the first medical oncologist in the United Kingdom.
Dr Adam M Hill MB PhD is a dual-qualified Clinician and Mechanical Engineer with a career built at the interface of industry, academia and health systems. Over the last 2 decades he has trained in surgery in the British Army; founded a successful applied research centre at Imperial College London; provided growth strategy and investment advice to global life science companies on behalf of the British Government; led the global medical function of a multinational, publicly-listed health IT company; and pivoted a Formula One team into a developer of health technology. Additionally, over the last 5 years Adam has been an early stage investor in, and advisor to, a number of health technology start-ups. Currently, Adam is both a Visiting Professor in Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, and sits on the Value Creation Committee of Imperial College Health Partners.
Adam graduated from Imperial College London as a Medical Doctor whilst also earning a PhD in Engineering, attending Imperial College Business School and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He received his postgraduate clinical training from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and professional engineering qualification from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Adam has built a portfolio of over 100 academic peer-reviewed, policy and popular-media publications, including contributions to the Financial Times, BBC, Business Insider, The Telegraph, Men’s Health (US) and Men’s Fitness.
Andrew is a Chartered Accountant and registered auditor. Andrew qualified as a chartered accountant with Stoy Hayward (now BDO), following which he gained an MBA from Henley Management College. Andrew has spent many years at executive level involved with the growth and success of early stage technology businesses. Andrew is a director of Wisteria Chartered Accountants, a firm he founded in 2002 and he has, since 2003, been involved in a variety of capacities with Oncimmune including as accountant, company secretary and shareholder.
Tim joined Balderton Capital (UK) LLP as a partner in 2007 Balderton Capital (UK) LLP is the investment advisor to Balderton Capital Partners III, L.P. He was previously a partner of Goldman Sachs where he spent 18 years. At Goldman Sachs, Tim held various roles including Global Head of Equity Capital Markets (2002 to 2005) and Vice-Chairman of Goldman Sachs International (2005 to 2006). In 2006, he spent a period as non-executive chairman of Betfair. Tim is also a Governor of Wellington College and the Wellington Academy; a Trustee of the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Tim is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.
Richard graduated from Oxford University and began his professional career in 1978 working for JPMorgan in UK Banking, then in Investment Banking and Derivatives. In 1985, Richard joined Goldman Sachs in London and variously served as Head of Capital Markets, Head of UK investment Banking and Head of European Private Equity and Mezzanine Investing. Richard left Goldman in 2007 to found and run DII Capital LLP. Richard has been separately a trustee of the Royal Marsden Capital Fund and a trustee of the Institute of Cancer Research. In the summer of 2013, Richard became an External Appointee of HM Treasury on the Financial Policy Committee of the Bank of England which is responsible for Macro-Prudential Supervision in the UK.
Dr. Cheung To is an entrepreneur with over 25 years’ of extensive experience in biotechnology research and instinctive knowledge of the development of the world’s, and China’s, biotechnology markets. He co-founded and is Chairman of Gene Group Co. Ltd., a group that now includes several major companies including: Gene Co. Ltd., one of the largest professional service and distribution provider for the medical, life science, pharmaceutical and biotech research sectors in China; Ecotek Co. Ltd., a professional services company to the agricultural and environmental research sectors in China; Genetech (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., a business focused on R&D, manufacturing, marketing & distribution of molecular and cellular diagnostic products in the fields of pathology, oncology, heamatology and molecular genetics; Ebiotrade.com, a Biotech portal and e-commerce provider; and Baygene Co. Ltd., a company focused on R&D, manufacturing and distribution of life-science research products.
Dr. Cheung To obtained his Ph.D from the University of Hong Kong, Medical Faculty, Dept. of Biochemistry in 1996, and he was awarded one of the experts in the prestige China’s National “Recruitment Program of Global Experts” (known as “the Thousand Talents Program”) in 2010, in recognition of his contribution towards the industries and society.
Dr. Annalisa Jenkins is a life sciences thought leader with over 20 years of biopharmaceutical industry experience. Prior to joining PlaqueTec as CEO in November 2017, Dr. Jenkins served as president and CEO of Dimension Therapeutics, a leading gene therapy company that was acquired by Ultragenyx in November 2017. Prior leadership roles have included the head of global research and development and executive vice president global development and medical at Merck Serono, and several senior positions at Bristol Myers-Squibb over 15 years – including serving as senior vice president and head of global medical affairs. Earlier in her career, Dr. Jenkins was a medical officer in the British Royal Navy during the Gulf Conflict, achieving the rank of surgeon lieutenant commander. Dr. Jenkins is a board member of several growing companies, including Ardelyx, Inc., iOX Therapeutics Limited, Thrombolytic Strategies Incorporated, PhESi, Oncimmune, Cocoon Biotech Inc. (Non Executive Chair), Cellmedica (Non-Executive Chair), Vium, Inc. (Executive Chair), and Silence Therapeutics (Non-Executive Chair). She also is a committee member of the Science Board to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and serves on the board of the Center for Talent Innovation in the U.K. Dr. Jenkins graduated with a degree in medicine from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in the University of London and subsequently trained in cardiovascular medicine in the U.K. National Health Service.
Julian is a seasoned finance executive with experience across a broad range of corporate finance transactions including equity private placements, initial public offerings, public debt and equity issues, mergers and acquisitions, trade sales, strategic partnerships and restructurings. Julian is currently Corporate Finance Director of Immunocore Limited, a leading UK biotechnology company specialising in immune-oncology. On a part-time basis, he also runs a single family office which represents a high profile hedge fund manager and is the Joint Head of Technikos, a partnership which manages stakes in spin-out companies from Oxford University’s Institute on Bio-Medical Engineering. Prior to this, Julian held senior positions at several of the leading global investment banks including Panmure Gordon, UBS Warburg, Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers.
Carsten has over 20 years of senior leadership experience in the medical diagnostics sector. Since 2014 he has been President of the Diagnostic Division at Grifols, S.A. where he is responsible for global commercial operations and overall strategy, including leading its growth and innovation in Transfusion Medicine and Specialty Diagnostics. Prior to that, and before its acquisition by Grifols, Carsten was President of Novartis Diagnostics. Carsten joined Novartis Diagnostics in 2010 as Vice President of Commercial Operations for the EMEA region where he oversaw expansion into new markets. During his time at Novartis he was a member of the Vaccines & Diagnostic Division Executive Committee and served as Site Head for its Emeryville campus in California. Carsten has also held executive positions with Boston Scientific, Mallinckrodt (now Covidien) and Boehringer Ingelheim. Mr. Schroeder holds an MBA from the European School of Management in Paris (ESCP) and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Cologne in Germany.
Andrew was Chief Financial Officer at the University of Nottingham, a major shareholder in Oncimmune, until July 2016. Prior to working in higher education at the university, Andrew was a finance director for 20 years in a wide range of industries. His more recent background includes 11 years at Boots plc, where he was Finance Director for 4 years of Boots Healthcare International, its over the counter medicines business. He has also held a number of non executive directorships in the NHS and private sector.
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