Oncology pipeline chief Alessandro Riva joins the exodus at Gilead, heading to helm a biotech spinoff 4 days after O'Day's arrival as CEO
Daniel O’Day’s third work day as the new CEO of Gilead was marked by the departure of one of the company’s top research scientists.
Alessandro Riva, who joined Gilead just a little more than 2 years ago, is leaving his post as executive vice president of oncology “to pursue another opportunity.”
Minutes later, we learned that Riva is shifting over to lead the new biotech spinoff from India’s Glenmark, which will be based in the US. Riva will be CEO of the subsidiary company, which will have its own board. Glenmark’s new biotech spinoff is heavily focused on oncology and T cells, with “five clinical and three preclinical assets in development, three clinical assets are currently in Phase 2b, and one asset is likely to enter Phase 2b in FY20.
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