People: Cempra Inc (CEMP.O)
1 Sep 2015
Mr. John H. Johnson is an Independent Director of Cempra, Inc. since June 2009. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dendreon Corp., a publicly traded biotechnology company (NASDAQ: DNDNJ), from February 2012, became Chairman in July 2013, and served in those roles until August 2014. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company that develops and commercializes specialty pharmaceuticals, from 2011 to January 2012. Mr. Johnson was Senior Vice President of Eli Lilly and Company and President of Lilly Oncology, Eli Lilly’s oncology business unit, from 2009 to 2011. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Johnson was Chief Executive Officer of ImClone Systems Incorporated, a biopharmaceutical development company, and was also a member of ImClone’s board of directors until it became a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly in 2008. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Johnson served as company group chairman of Johnson & Johnson’s Worldwide Biopharmaceuticals unit. Mr. Johnson served as Chairman of the Board of Tranzyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: TZYM), a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, from December 2010 until July 2013. Mr. Johnson serves as the chairman of the board of Cortendo AB, a global biopharmaceutical company, and also serves as a director of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCMP), a global biopharmaceutical company, Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA), a biopharmaceutical company, and Histogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HSGX), a regenerative medicine company. Mr. Johnson holds a B.S. in Education from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.
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