Allergy Therapeutics plc (LON:AGY), the fully integrated speciality pharmaceutical company specialising in allergy vaccines, announced tody the appointment of Dr Tunde Otulana to its Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 6 June 2017.
Additionally, Dr Thomas Lander has indicated that he wishes to retire from his position as a Non-Executive Director of the Group with effect from 30 June 2017.
Dr Babatunde ‘Tunde’ Adekunle Otulana, aged 60, brings over 20 years’ pharmaceutical industry knowledge and significant executive level experience in clinical development and medical affairs roles. He currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals where he has responsibility for all global medical functions, and has previously worked for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceutical Inc. as Senior Vice President, Clinical Development and Medical Affairs. He has previously spent over six years working at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Medical Officer and Medical Team Leader in the Division of Pulmonary-Allergy Drug Products.
Dr Otulana received his medical degree in Nigeria where he also completed hospital residency training. He then moved to Cambridge, UK to complete his Clinical Research Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at the Papworth and Addenbrooke’s hospitals, University of Cambridge.
Peter Jensen, Chairman of Allergy Therapeutics Plc, commented: “We are pleased to welcome Tunde to the Board. He brings a wealth of global experience in clinical and regulatory work, particularly with the FDA in the United States, which will be especially valuable as we continue to execute our global strategy.
“I also want to take this opportunity to thank Thomas for his significant contribution and support to the Group during the past five years. Thomas has always given the Board very clear advice on R&D matters and his experience has been hugely valuable. We all wish him well for the future in his retirement.”