Mr. Aldag joined uniQure’s predecessor company AMT in October 2009. He has led uniQure’s corporate development including the build-up of its gene therapy pipeline, the marketing authorization process at EMA for Glybera, and several dilutive and non-dilutive financing transactions. Before joining uniQure he was instrumental in building Evotec AG (FSE: EVT), from 1997 to 2000 as CFO and from 2001 to 2009 as President and CEO. EVT designed and implemented a cutting edge small molecule technology platform, became a leader in drug discovery services and developed a promising CNS pipeline. Prior to Evotec, Jörn Aldag served in various financial management positions at MAN AG, and as Business Director at Treuhandanstalt, the agency responsible for privatizing the East German economy after the German reunification. Jörn Aldag is Chairman of Molecular Partners AG, Zurich, Switzerland, and holds business degrees from the Harvard Business School and the European Business School.
Mr. Morgan joined uniQure’s predecessor company AMT in December 2009 as Chief Financial Officer. He has over ten years experience as CFO with biotechnology companies, including Phytopharm plc, BioAlliance Pharma SA, and Arrow Therapeutics Ltd. Prior to this period, he gained ten years experience in investment banking, working in Mergers & Acquisitions, and Equity Capital Markets with Close Brothers and Ernst & Young Corporate Finance. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Philip Astley-Sparke has served as the president of our United Stated operations since January 2013. Mr. Astley-Sparke has been a venture partner at Forbion Capital Partners, a venture capital fund, since May 2012. He served as vice president and general manager at Amgen, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, until December 2011, following Amgen’s acquisition of BioVex Group, Inc., a biotechnology company, in March 2011. Mr. Astley-Sparke had been president and chief executive officer of BioVex Group since 2007, which he joined in 2000, and previously served in roles of President, COO and CFO where he oversaw the company’s relocation to the U.S. where he grew operations from scratch, including overseeing the construction of and commercial-grade manufacturing facility. Prior to Biovex, Mr. Astley-Sparke was a healthcare investment banker from Chase H+Q/Robert Fleming. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen in London and holds a bachelor’s degree in cellular pathology and molecular pathology from Bristol University in the United Kingdom. He also serves as chairman of the board of Oxyrane, a biotechnology company.
Dr. Petry joined uniQure’s predecessor company AMT in May 2007 as Director of Research and Development. He has worked in the area of gene therapy for more than 15 years and has extensive experience in pharmaceutical research. After his PhD, he built up a career in academic research and subsequently in the international biopharmaceutical industry. For the last 10 years, in addition to uniQure, he has worked at Jenapharm GmbH (Germany), and Berlex Biosciences (US) in different functions with increasing managerial and leadership responsibility.
Hans Preusting, PhD, MBA
Chief Business Officer, Chief Operating Officer a.i.
Chief Business Officer, Chief Operating Officer a.i.
Dr. Preusting joined uniQure’s predecessor company AMT in August 2006 and is responsible for Business Development. He holds a PhD in Biochemistry and an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management. He has 20 years of experience in product development and manufacturing using fermentation and cell culture techniques. Prior to uniQure, he was at Solvay Pharmaceuticals, DSM and Gist-brocades. Hans Preusting holds two patents and has published over 20 scientific articles.
Chief Commercial Officer Hans Christian Rohde (M.Sc., MBA) has almost 25 years experience in commercial roles at leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. From 2007 until 2012 he was Chief Commercial Officer at Basilea Pharmaceutica, and member of the company’s executive management committee with responsibility for global commercial operations, marketing, supply chain, medical affairs, pricing and market access.Prior to Basilea Pharmaceutica, Mr. Rohde was Corporate Vice President, Head of Global Therapeutic Areas Reproductive Health and Endocrinology at Merck-Serono from 2003 until 2007. Before this he was responsible for international marketing and global market development at Biogen Idec. From 1992 until 2000, Mr Rohde held positions of increasing commercial responsibility at Novo Nordisk. Mr. Rohde started his career at Laboratoires Syntex.
Dr. Meyer joined uniQure as Chief Medical Officer in 2013. He has more than 13 years of clinical research experience with both biotechnology companies and large pharmas and particular expertise in the development of treatments for rare diseases. Dr. Meyer joined uniQure from Cardoz AB where he spent three years as Chief Medical Officer. From 2006 to 2010, Dr. Meyer held leadership positions in clinical development at Symphogen A/S, where he was Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Vice President, Clinical Development. Prior to Symphogen, he played an important role in clinical development at Zymenex A/S and spent five years in clinical development at Novo Nordisk A/S. Dr. Meyer received both his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.