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Compugen names new director and chairman of the board.

M2 PHARMA-August 3, 2017-Compugen names new director and chairman of the board


Compugen Ltd (NASDAQ: CGEN), a company involved in predictive discovery and development of first-in-class therapeutics for cancer immunotherapy, announced yesterday that it has named Paul Sekhri as its director and chairman of the board.

As the new chairman, Sekhri will succeed Martin Gerstel, who announced his intention to retire from this role in February of this year.

Sekhri was appointed the president and CEO of Lycera Corporation in February 2015. Prior to joining Lycera, he served as senior vice president, Integrated Care for Sanofi from April 2014 until January 2015. Previously, he served as group executive vice president, Global Business Development and chief strategy officer for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Prior to joining Teva he spent five years as operating partner and head of the Biotechnology Operating Group at TPG Biotech. From 2004-2009, Sekhri was founder, president, and chief executive officer of Cerimon Pharmaceuticals Inc. Prior to founding Cerimon, he was president and chief business officer of ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Inc. Previously, Sekhri spent four years at Novartis, as senior vice president, and head of Global Search and Evaluation, Business Development and Licensing for Novartis Pharma AG. He also developed the Disease Area Strategy for Novartis, identifying those specific therapeutic areas upon which the company would focus. His first role at Novartis was as global head, Early Commercial Development - a department he established to ensure the differential competitive advantage of Novartis' pipeline.

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