Malin Corporation plc: Immunocore appoints Bahija Jallal as Chief Executive Officer

Dublin-Ireland, 7 January 2019: Malin Corporation plc (ISE:MLC), a company investing in highly innovative life sciences companies, is pleased to note that Immunocore has appointed Bahija Jallal as Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Board.

Bahija Jallal joins from AstraZeneca where she was President and head of its global biologics research and development unit, MedImmune. She was a member of the senior executive team at AstraZeneca reporting to the CEO.  During her time at MedImmune, she oversaw significant growth in the AstraZeneca biologics pipeline across a range of disease areas. 

“Bahija Jallal’s appointment as CEO of Immunocore strengthens the company’s  management team and signals that it is entering a period of significant clinical and commercial maturity,” said Jean-Michel Cossery, Non-Executive Director of Malin and Malin’s Immunocore Board designate.“With significant leadership experience and an impressive scientific pedigree, she is ideally suited to lead Immunocore at this exciting time as it focuses on the approaching Biologics License Application submission for its lead asset, IMCgp100 and progressing its broad pipeline. Immunocore is a Malin Priority Portfolio Asset and Bahija’s appointment will support this company’s momentum towards the creation of value for patients and investors.”

Malin owns approximately 10% of Immunocore and carried its investment in Immunocore at €85.1 million at 30 June 2018 in its portfolio fair value estimate under International Private Equity Valuation guidelines.

A copy of Immunocore’s press release is available to view here:


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About Malin Corporation plc

Malin (ISE:MLC) is a company investing in highly innovative life sciences companies. Its purpose is to create shareholder value through the application of long-term capital and operational and strategic expertise to a diverse range of global healthcare businesses. Malin has a focus on innovative businesses underpinned by exceptional science and works with its investee companies, providing strategic and financial support to enable them to reach their value potential. Malin is headquartered and domiciled in Ireland and listed on Euronext Dublin. For more information visit 


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