People: ImmunoGen Inc (IMGN.OQ)
7 Mar 2014
Mr. Dean Jonathan Mitchell has been appointed as Independent Director of ImmunoGen, Inc., effective January 30, 2012. Mr. Mitchell has served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Covis Pharma Holdings, a specialty pharmaceutical company, since August 2013. Prior to that he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lux Biosciences, Inc., a biotechnology company focusing on the treatment of ophthalmic diseases, from 2010 to August 2013. Prior to that he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alpharma, Inc., a publicly traded human and animal pharmaceutical company, from 2006 until its acquisition by King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2008. Prior to that he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Guilford Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded specialty pharmaceutical company from 2004 until its acquisition by MGI PHARMA, INC. in 2005. Prior to that he served in various senior executive capacities in the worldwide medicines group of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, a pharmaceutical company, from 2001 to 2004. Prior to that he spent 14 years at GlaxoSmithKline plc, a pharmaceutical company, in assignments of increasing responsibility spanning sales, marketing, general management, commercial strategy and clinical development and product strategy. Mr. Mitchell is also a director of Intrexon, Inc. and, within the past five years, he also served as a director of Alpharma, Inc., Ista Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Lux Biosciences, Inc. and Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp. We believe that Mr. Mitchell's qualifications to serve on our Board include his management experience in the pharmaceutical and biotherapeutics industries, in particular as it relates to later-stage drug development and commercialization, and his experience as a CEO and board member of multiple biotechnology companies.
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