Thomas Gad is Founder, President, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Head of Business Development and Strategy. Inspired by his daughter’s transformational and challenging journey through years of high-risk neuroblastoma treatment and her experience receiving breakthrough immunotherapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to overcome the cancer, Mr. Gad founded Y-mAbs Therapeutics, securing executive management and seed capital for the inception of the Company. Mr. Gad has more than 12 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including business development, senior management, financing, and licensing negotiations. Mr. Gad has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, California, US.
Bo Kruse serves as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Secretary of the Company. Mr. Kruse has broad international finance experience, including knowledge of capital markets, accounting, and other financing activities. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kruse was the Chief Financial Officer of the Danish biotech company Azanta A/S from 2009 to 2015. Further, Mr. Kruse served as Genmab A/S’ Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to 2008, and in a number of other finance positions, including Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, from 2000 to 2005. During his eight-year tenure at Genmab, Mr. Kruse was directly involved in several financing rounds, including Genmab’s initial public offering. Mr. Kruse has a Master’s and Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
Torben Lund-Hansen, PhD, serves as SVP, Head of Technical Operations. Dr. Lund-Hansen has substantial experience in antibody process development, commercial manufacturing, and global project management from his time at Novo Nordisk A/S, Maxigen, Inc., and Genmab A/S. At Genmab, he served as Senior Vice President, Technical Operations, and was responsible for outsourcing clinical and commercial drug substance and drug product manufacturing. From 2008 to 2009, he was President and Treasurer for Genmab Mn, Inc., in Minnesota, US. Dr. Lund-Hansen has been responsible for compiling technical CMC documentation packages submitted to global regulatory agencies, followed by approval and launch of several biologics. Dr. Lund-Hansen received his MSc and PhD from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Vignesh Rajah, MBBS, DCH, MRCP(UK), MBA, serves as SVP, Chief Medical Officer. Dr Rajah qualified as physician in University of London, and has 10 years’ experience in hospital practice, specializing in Internal Medicine and Paediatric Critical Care in the UK. He brings extensive experience in Medical Affairs since joining the industry in 2001, with roles of increasing seniority in global pharma companies including Sanofi, Wyeth and most recently GSK, covering multiple therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Vaccines, Immunology and Respiratory. In his most recent role in GSK, (2015-2020) he was VP, Europe Area Medical Head managing a large medical organization, accountable for medical affair activities in pre-launch and post-launch phase, life-cycle management of medicines, safety & pharmacovigilance, medical governance, and building industry-leading medical capabilities.
Steen Lisby, MD, DMSc, serves as SVP, Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Lisby received his MD and his Doctorate of Medical Science from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and has extensive scientific and clinical experience. He is the author of over 50 scientific, peer-reviewed publications in the field of clinical research. Dr. Lisby previously worked at GlaxoSmithKline plc and Genmab A/S. In 2015, he was appointed VP, Head of Medical, at Genmab, and subsequently ended his tenure with Genmab in June 2017.
Joris Wilms serves as SVP, Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Wilms has extensive industry experience in clinical development, with a focus in oncology and hematology indications. He has been responsible for overseeing several first-in-human studies and pivotal clinical trials, leading to the approval of two monoclonal antibodies. Previous positions include VP, Clinical Trial Services and Pharmacovigilance, at KLIFO A/S, and Associate Director, Clinical Development, at Genmab A/S. Mr. Wilms received his MSc Pharm from the University of Groningen, Netherlands.
Sue Smith serves as SVP, Chief Commercial Officer. Ms. Smith brings extensive commercial experience including from several successful product launches within cancer, rare diseases and endocrinology. Ms. Smith has more than 25 years of US and global oncology and rare disease experience. From 2012 to 2021 she was employed by Kyowa Kirin, Inc., in various commercial positions of increasing responsibility – most recently as its Vice President, US Oncology Business Unit Head. Previous positions include Head, Oncology Marketing at EUSA Pharma Inc., Vice President at Interlink Healthcare Communications and several managerial positions at Bristol-Meyers Squibb. Ms. Smith received her Master of Science from Purdue University, Indiana.