Most recently, new Juvenescence CEO was Senior Vice-President, Global Head of Development, Respiratory & Immunology at AstraZeneca.
Juvenescence has named Dr Richard Marshall CBE as its new CEO, effective 16 January 2023. Dr Marshall succeeds co-founder Dr Gregory Bailey, who will remain on the company’s board as Executive Chairman.
Dr Marshall brings over twenty years of business leadership to the company, with fifteen years at GSK culminating in his position as Vice President, Head of the Fibrosis & Lung Injury Discovery Performance Unit (DPU). Most recently, Dr Marshall was Senior Vice President, Global Development Head, Respiratory & Immunology of AstraZeneca. Dr Marshall was awarded a CBE in the 2021 Queen’s Honours List for his contribution to UK science and COVID-19.
Longevity.Technology: AstraZeneca was at the forefront of the global response to COVID-19, not only due to its part in the not-for-profit licensing of 1 billion doses of vaccine, but sharing scientific knowledge and expertise and ensuring patients had continued to access other critical treatments.
Juvenescence already has drug discovery at the heart of its business, but in appointing Dr Marshall, who moves from AZ, it is signposting its firm commitment to novel and innovative therapeutics and to moving antiaging drugs through human trials and into the clinic. The longevity space has reason to celebrate (even without mentioning the potential IPO elephant in the room…).
“I am delighted that Dr Richard Marshall CBE, the former Senior Vice-President,Global Head of Development, Respiratory & Immunology at AstraZeneca, has agreed to lead Juvenescence as CEO,” outgoing CEO Dr Gregory Bailey said.
“Throughout his career, Richard has been the architect of numerous transformative R&D strategies to drive innovation and deliver rapid growth, with a track record of collegial success, building high performing teams and developing novel therapies. Richard is a results-oriented leader who believes that in a post-COVID-19 world facing the impending crisis of an inverted demographic pyramid coupled with undercapitalized pension funds and ever-increasing healthcare costs, proactive, decentralized solutions are desperately needed.
“Juvenescence is a critical player in the mega-trends now driving towards the healthier lifestyles and digital health strategies needed to confront these issues. I am confident that with this appointment, we have a world class team with the experience and skillset to position Juvenescence as one of the premier biotech and pharmaceutical companies focused on modifying aging through prevention .”
Dr Richard Marshall CBE said: “I am thrilled to be joining Juvenescence at such a pivotal point in the company’s history. They are at a real inflection point, with an incredible opportunity to build on Juvenescence’s trusted brand and the Founders’ 30-year history of developing drugs to bring innovative approaches to modify and prevent the impact of aging to the market.
“With its broad portfolio and depth of experience, Juvenescence is building a unique ecosystem of key partnerships and acquiring the critical capabilities needed for success in this rapidly evolving field. I look forward to working with the team, our partners, and shareholders to capitalize on this incredible opportunity .”
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