Management

Ehud Marom, Chairman & CEO

Ehud Marom is one of our founders and has served as our chief executive officer and as chairman of our board of directors since our inception in January 2008. Mr. Marom has over 40 years of management and operational experience in the life sciences industry. Prior to our founding, Mr. Marom served in various senior positions at multinational pharmaceutical companies, including as vice president of two divisions at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. from 1992 to 1995, where he launched Copaxone (with current sales of $4 billion per year) and was the head of the Copaxone global operation team and headed the global operations of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.’s chemical division. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Marom served as president of Peptor Ltd., where he led the pharmaceutical development of the innovative diabetes product, DiaPep. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Marom served as chief executive officer of Gamida-Cell Ltd., a stem cell development company. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Marom served as chief executive officer of Makhteshim, a company with annual sales of $1 billion and the world’s leader in branded off-patent crop protection solutions (which later became Makhteshim-Agan Industries Ltd. and has since been acquired by China National Agrochemical Corporation, a subsidiary of China National Chemical Corporation). Mr. Marom served as vice president of supply of Makhteshim-Agan Industries Ltd. from 2005 to 2009. He currently serves also as the chairman of Pharma Two B and helped guide its product, P2B001 for the treatment of early diagnosed Parkinson disease, through a successful phase IIb pivotal trial expected to be registered via the 505(b)(2) regulatory pathway. Mr. Maron serves as well as chief executive officer and chairman of Stem Cell Medicine Ltd. Ehud has a B.Sc in chemical engineering with honors, from the Technion, Israel.

 

Roy Cohen, CFO

Roy Cohen has served as our chief financial officer since September 2015. From 2008 until 2015, Mr. Cohen served as a Finance Manager at Lundbeck Israel Ltd. Prior to joining Lundbeck Israel, Mr. Cohen worked from 2001 until 2008 as an Audit Manager at the San Jose, California office of Deloitte, an international accounting firm, and as a senior auditor at Deloitte Tel Aviv, Israel. Mr. Cohen was certified as a public accountant in the United States from 2004 to 2009 and is also a certified public accountant in Israel. Mr. Cohen holds a B.A. in accounting and economics and an MBA majoring in financial management from Tel-Aviv University.

 

Uri Danon, Executive VP

Uri Danon has served as our executive vice president since October 2013. For an accumulated five years ending in 2012, Mr. Danon served as president and later as chief executive officer of BioCancell Therapeutics Inc. (TASE: BICL), a clinical stage anti-cancer drug development company. He also previously served as chief executive officer of Atox Bio Ltd., a clinical stage drug development company focused on the treatment of severe infections and served as the company’s chairman of the board of directors from 2009 until November 2013. He previously managed international projects for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., including the development of Copaxone in solution in pre-filled syringes (which has current sales of approximately $4 billion per year), from 1994 to 2000, and was chief executive officer of Epigenesis, Ltd., a cell therapy development company, from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Danon holds an MBA in marketing from Bar Ilan University, Israel, and a B.Sc. in industrial engineering and management from Tel Aviv University, Israel.

 

Nir Bernstein, VP Finance

has served as our vice president of finance since September 2015. Mr. Bernstein served as our chief financial officer from November 2013 until September 2015. From October 2010 until October 2013, Mr. Bernstein served as vice president of accounting and controller of Ampal-American Israel Corp Inc., a public company (NASDAQ: AMPL) that acquires interests in businesses located or operating in Israel. From August 1997 until September 2010, Mr. Bernstein worked as a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, an international accounting firm. Mr. Bernstein holds a B.A. in management and accounting from the College of Management and a B.Sc. in physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

 

Shai Rubnov, PhD, VP R&D

Shai Rubnov, PhD, has served as our vice president of research and development since 2009. From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Rubnov served as head of chemistry, manufacturing and control, quality assurance and regulatory affairs at Therapix Bioscience Ltd. (formerly NasVax Ltd.), an Israeli drug development company. From 2002 to 2007, Dr. Rubnov served as a director of chemistry, manufacturing and control at DeveloGen AG., a German-Israeli biotechnology company, where he gained extensive experience in investigational new drug development and medicinal chemistry. Dr. Rubnov holds a PhD in medicinal chemistry and a BPharm from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. Dr. Rubnov has completed his post-doctoral training at the French National Center for Scientific Research in Paris.

 

Alex Mogle, VP Corporate Development

Alex Mogle has served as our vice president of corporate development since June 2012. Mr. Mogle has over 15 years of executive experience in the life science and chemical industries. From 2003 until 2012, Mr. Mogle served in several capacities, including company secretary, investor relations director and as the head of the supply chain of Makhteshim Agan Industries Ltd., and was responsible for sales planning and inventory management which is valued at over $1 billion. Prior to Makhteshim Agan Industries Ltd., Mr. Mogle served as business development manager of the digital video division of Nice Systems Ltd., and as an economist in the Israeli Ministry of Finance. Mr. Mogle has a B.A., with honors, in economics and an MBA, majoring in finance and accounting, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

 

Safi Landskroner, VP Business Development & Regulatory Affairs

Safi Landskroner has served as our vice president of business development and regulatory affairs since October 2013. Ms. Landskroner has experience in developing new business and a proven track record in international regulatory affairs. From 2012 until 2013, Ms. Landskroner served as the head of the procurement division of Meuhedet Sick Fund. From 2009 until 2011, Ms. Landskroner served as business development consultant (a vice president position) of Neopharm Ltd. Ms. Landskroner currently serves as a director of Therapix Biosciences Ltd. (TASE:TRPX). Ms. Landskroner previously served as research development project manager and later as vice president of business development and regulatory affairs, of Dexcel Pharma Ltd. Ms. Landskroner holds an MBA from Bradford University, UK, and a BPharm from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.

 

David Leonov, PhD, Head of API Development

David Leonov, PhD, has served as our head of API development since February 2011. From June 2005 to February 2011, Dr. Leonov was employed at Makhteshim Agan Industries Ltd., where he served as the chief scientist in charge of the company’s generic and innovative products and served as the leader of the company’s research and development expansion into India. Prior to that, Dr. Leonov was employed at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. for 27 years, where in his last position he served as the head of global research and development in Israel, India, the United States and Hungary. Dr. Leonov earned his PhD in chemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot and continued his post-doctoral training at the University of Chicago.

 

Yoram Sela, PhD, Head of Formulations

Yoram Sela, PhD, has served as our head of formulations since our incorporation in January 2008 and will join our board of directors upon the closing of this offering. Dr. Sela has over 24 years of experience in development of formulations and drug delivery systems. Previously, Dr. Sela founded and for a period of nine years managed the drug-delivery unit at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. In addition, Dr. Sela co-founded and served as a director of Karma-Pharm Ltd. and as a vice president of research and development of Lycored Ltd. From 2008 to 2010, Dr. Sela served as vice president of research and development at Nesher Solutions, Israel. In December 2010, Dr. Sela founded GC group Ltd. and serves as its chief executive officer. Dr. Sela earned his PhD and M.Sc. in chemistry and a B.Sc. in agriculture from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.