People: Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc (AEGR.O)
11 Feb 2016
Mr. David I. Scheer is Independent Director of the Company. He was an Independent Chairman of the Board of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc., since February 2005. Since 1981, Mr. Scheer has served as Chairman of our Board of Directors since the Company’s formation in February 2005. Since 1981, Mr. Scheer has served as President of Scheer & Company, Inc. (a company that provides venture capital, corporate strategic and transactional advisory services in the life sciences industry). Mr. Scheer serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection and certain inflammatory diseases) and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of several privately held biotechnology companies. Additionally, Mr. Scheer serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Connecticut United for Research Excellence (CURE), an educational and business advocacy network, and on the Executive Board of the Center for Biomedical Interventional Technologies (CBIT) at Yale University. He has been a co-organizer and/or Chair of a series of life science conferences involving public and global health in collaboration with Yale, and has been a speaker at the annual conferences involving orphan drug innovation for the National Organization for Rare Disorders. the Yale School of Management, and the University of New Haven, and has been an Executive-in-Residence at the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Scheer holds an A.B. degree from Harvard College and an M.S. degree in cell, molecular and development biology from Yale University.
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