Board of Directors

Ray Prudo, MD, Executive Chairman
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Ray Prudo, M.D., has been an active investor and developer of healthcare companies for 25 years. Dr. Prudo has been Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Volution and its predecessor company, Varleigh Immuno Pharmaceuticals, since inception in 2008. He is currently a board member of several UK healthcare companies. Dr. Prudo holds an MBBS from the University of London, and an FRCP(C) from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Bob Ward
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Mr. Ward serves as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Radius Health, Inc., a NASDAQ listed biopharmaceutical company, since December 2013. During his tenure, Radius Health has completed late stage development of its lead compound and filed the first global regulatory new drug applications, successfully raised over $750 million in private and public financings – including an initial public offering in 2014, and advanced other novel compounds/drug delivery technologies in clinical development. Prior to leading Radius, Mr Ward was Vice President for Strategy and External Alliances for AstraZeneca (AZ).

James Hill, MD
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Prior to joining our Board of Directors Dr. Hill was a non-executive director and Chairman of Genetix Group Plc from 2001 to 2009, an AIM listed company providing scientists with intelligent solutions for cell imaging and analysis. Previously Dr. Hill was a director and Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs with SmithKline Beecham, from 1994 to 2001, with global responsibility for Investor Relations, Government Affairs, Communication and was a member of the corporate management team which oversaw corporate strategy. Dr. Hill’s prior experience was in the field of strategic product development working closely with research and development and the global markets. Dr. Hill qualified in medicine at Guys Hospital and became a fellow to The Royal Colleges of Physicians in both London and Edinburgh and was earlier awarded a Hunterian Professorship by The Royal College of Surgeons in England.

Stuart Ungar, M.D.
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After pursuing post-graduate studies in General Medicine and research in neuro-pharmacology at The Royal Post-Graduate Medical School Dr. Ungar was in practice as a General Physician at The Princess Grace Hospital. Jointly with Dr. Raymond Prudo, Dr. Ungar founded The Doctors Laboratory PLC, a general pathology laboratory, that provided analytical services to clinicians and pharmaceutical organizations throughout the United Kingdom and abroad. During his tenure as Chairman and a Board Director The Doctors Laboratory PLC grew substantially and was sold to Sonic Healthcare in 2002. Dr. Ungar qualified in medicine with additional qualifications in medical biochemistry at the Royal Free Hospital, London and was admitted as a member to The Royal College of Physicians. Dr. Ungar is a Life Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine and is a founder and former Vice-President of The Independent Doctors Federation.

David Byrne
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Mr. Byrne is currently Group Chief Executive Officer of Sonic Healthcare UK Group, the United Kingdom’s largest NGO clinical diagnostics organization, a position that he has held since 1997. Mr. Byrne also currently serves as a Main Board Director for CIS Healthcare Limited and served as a Main Board Finance Director for Clinisys Solutions Ltd from 2000 to 2007.

Donald Williams
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Donald Williams has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2016. Mr. Williams is currently a member of our board of directors a 35-year veteran of the public accounting industry who retired in 2014. Mr. Williams spent 18 years as a partner at Ernst & Young and the last seven years as a partner at Grant Thornton. Mr. Williams’ career focused on private and public companies in the technology and life sciences sectors. During the last seven years at Grant Thornton, he served as the National Leader of Grant Thornton’s Life Sciences Practice and the Managing Partner of the San Diego Office. He was the lead partner for both Ernst & Young and Grant Thornton on multiple initial public offerings; secondary offerings; private and public debt financings; as well as numerous mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Williams serves as a director of Alphatec Holdings, Inc., Impedimed Limited, Marina Biotech, Inc. and Proove Biosciences, Inc. Mr. Williams served on the board of directors and is past President and Chairman of the San Diego Venture Group and has served on the board of directors of various charitable organizations in the communities in which he has lived. Mr. Williams is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a B.S. degree.

Clive Richardson, COO
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Clive Richardson is currently Chief Operations Officer for Akari. Prior his current position, Mr. Richardson served as consultant to Varleigh Immuno Pharmaceuticals since inception in 2008. Prior to working for Volution and Varleigh, Mr. Richardson served as a member of the board of directors for a range of international healthcare companies, including CIS Healthcare Ltd. and Clinisys Ltd. Mr. Richardson was formerly Head of Equities Research for Investec Bank, and worked as a strategy consultant for L.E.K. Consulting. Mr Richardson holds an M.A. in Zoology from Trinity College, Oxford University.

Gur Roshwalb, CEO
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Joined as CEO in March, 2013. From April 2008 to February 2013, Dr. Roshwalb was a Vice President at Venrock, where he was an investment professional on the healthcare team investing in both private and public companies. From May 2004 to March 2008, he was a vice president and equity analyst at Piper Jaffray, publishing research on specialty pharmaceutical companies. Prior to Piper, Dr. Roshwalb was in private practice in New York and Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He received his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business. Dr. Roshwalb trained in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai medical center, where he also served as Chief Resident in 1997-1998. See bio on Management