Princeton-based Advaxis, Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company developing cancer immunotherapies, announced that Gregory Mayes, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has been elected to the Company’s Board of Directors.
“I am delighted that Greg has been elected to our Board of Directors,” said Daniel J. O’Connor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Advaxis. “I have had the pleasure of working with Greg for many years and, throughout his career, he has been a key contributor in helping drive the success of organizations. I know he will add value to the board as we continue to move forward with the important work Advaxis is doing to develop new treatments for cancer patients.”
Mr. Mayes joined Advaxis in October 2013, bringing with him more than 20 years of management experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Since joining Advaxis, he has been instrumental in executing on a successful turnaround strategy for the Company which has improved both its financial position and development pipeline. Mr. Mayes has been key to identifying and negotiating partnerships with the Advaxis Lm Technology™ including clinical collaborations with MedImmune and Merck. In addition, Mr. Mayes has helped cultivate a growing base of institutional shareholders.
Prior to Advaxis, Mr. Mayes held executive leadership positions with ImClone Systems, Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. While at ImClone, he was selected to lead the integration of ImClone with Eli Lilly and also supported the clinical development and commercialization of ERBITUX® (cetuximab). While with Astra Zeneca, Mr. Mayes provided legal support for the development and commercialization of five approved oncology products. Mr. Mayes received his bachelor of science from Syracuse University and a juris doctorate from Temple University School of Law.Related Articles: