People: Biogen Idec Inc (BIIB.O)
30 Jan 2015
Dr. Alexander J. Denner, Ph.D. is Independent Director of Biogen Idec Inc., since June 2009. Dr. Denner is a founding partner and Chief Investment Officer of Sarissa Capital Management LP, a registered investment advisor formed in 2012. Sarissa Capital focuses on improving the strategies of companies to better provide shareholder value. From 2006 to 2011, Dr. Denner served as a Senior Managing Director at Icahn Capital, an entity through which Carl C. Icahn conducts his investment activities. Prior to that, he served as a portfolio manager at Viking Global Investors, a private investment fund, and Morgan Stanley Investment Management, a global asset management firm. Dr. Denner is also a director of VIVUS Inc. and Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc., both biopharmaceutical companies. During the past five years, Dr. Denner has also served as a director of the following healthcare companies: Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (formerly Adventrx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and ImClone Systems Incorporated, where he also served as Chairman of the Executive Committee.
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