Millendo Therapeutics Appoints Tamara Joseph as General Counsel and Ryan Zeidan as Chief Development Officer
–Strengthens leadership team to support continued advancement of novel therapeutics for rare and serious endocrine diseases–
"We are pleased to welcome Tamara to our company and executive leadership team," said
“I am also excited to announce Ryan’s promotion to Chief Development Officer, recognizing the significant impact he has made since joining our company last year. Tamara and Ryan’s deep expertise and leadership will be critical to Millendo as we continue to build our development and commercial capabilities,” Dr. Owens added.
The company is currently conducting a pivotal Phase 2b/3 clinical study for its lead program, livoletide for the treatment of Prader-Willi syndrome, and a Phase 2b study of nevanimibe for the treatment of classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia. MLE-301, a preclinical asset for the treatment of vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause, is advancing toward the clinic.
“I was drawn to Millendo for its promising science, talented team, notable progress to date and the opportunity to bring therapies to patients suffering from serious endocrine diseases,” said Ms. Joseph. “I am thrilled to be joining Millendo at this exciting point in its lifecycle, and I look forward to working with Julia, Ryan and the entire team.”
Ms. Joseph joins Millendo with more than 20 years of leadership roles in multiple biotechnology companies, overseeing legal, compliance, public and government affairs, and risk management. She most recently served as General Counsel at Enzyvant Therapeutics and previously served as General Counsel at
Dr. Zeidan has served as Senior Vice President of Development at Millendo since joining the company in 2018. In this role he has overseen critical R&D functions including clinical operations, project management, CMC and regulatory affairs. Prior to Millendo, Dr. Zeidan was with
Inducement Equity Awards
The options were granted as inducements material to Ms. Joseph entering into employment with the Company in accordance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4).
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