People: ImmunoGen Inc (IMGN.OQ)
19 Dec 2014
Mr. Howard H. Pien is an Independent Director of ImmunoGen Inc. Mr. Pien served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Medarex, Inc., a biotechnology company, from 2007 to its acquisition by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in September 2009. Prior to that he was a private consultant from 2006 to 2007. Prior to that he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Chiron Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, from 2003 to its acquisition by Novartis AG in 2006. Prior to that he served in various executive capacities at GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK), a pharmaceutical company, and its predecessor companies, including as President of GSK's International Pharmaceuticals business from 2000 to 2003, and as President of Pharmaceutical Operations of SmithKline Beecham plc (a predecessor of GSK). Mr. Pien also worked for six years at Abbott Laboratories, a diversified health care products company, and for five years at Merck & Co., Inc., a pharmaceutical company, in positions in sales, market research, licensing and product management. Mr. Pien is also a director of Talon Therapeutics, Inc., Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and ViroPharma Incorporated and, within the past five years, he also served as a director of Medarex, Inc. We believe Mr. Pien's qualifications to serve on our Board include his chief executive officer experience at several biotechnology companies, as well as his earlier experience in roles of increasing responsibility for the commercial operations of a large multinational pharmaceutical company's worldwide pharmaceuticals business. As a result of these experiences, Mr. Pien has a wide-ranging understanding of all aspects of biotechnology businesses. Mr. Pien also has significant corporate governance experience through his service on other company boards.
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