People: Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc (AVNR.O)
24 May 2013
Mr. Hans Edgar Bishop is Independent Director of Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Bishop is the chief operating officer of Photothera Inc., a late stage medical device company. Prior to joining Photothera Inc., Mr. Bishop served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Dendreon Corporation from January 2010 to September 2011. His previous roles have included President of the specialty medicine business at Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc. from December 2006 to January 2010, where he was responsible for a diverse portfolio of neurology, oncology and hematology products, growing the division into a €3 billion global franchise. Mr. Bishop also held various positions at Chiron Corporation, Glaxo Wellcome, and SmithKline Beecham. In addition, he served as Executive Vice President of operations with a global telecom service company. Mr. Bishop currently serves as a member of the board of Photothera Inc. and chairman of the board of Genesis Biopharma, Inc., a biotechnology company. Mr. Bishop received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Brunel University in London.
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