Former CFO of GSK's Global Vaccines Business Mr. Jay Green Joins BiondVax's Board of Directors
JERUSALEM, Dec. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: BVXV), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing innovative products for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases and other illnesses, today announced that all proposed resolutions were approved at today's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, including the election of Mr. Jay Green to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Green recently completed a six-year term as Senior Vice President Finance and CFO of GlaxoSmithKline plc's (NYSE: GSK) global vaccines business. Concurrently, Mr. Isaac Devash retired from the Board of Directors.
Mark Germain, BiondVax's Chairman of the Board of Directors, stated, "We're very excited to have Jay join our board of directors, particularly as we relaunch the company's R&D efforts around the unique nanosized antibody (NanoAb) program in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute. Jay's experience serving as GSK Vaccine's SVP Finance/CFO and his current involvement in the global COVID–19 response as an advisor to Gavi for COVAX is highly relevant and adds a significant dimension to our Board. We aim to leverage his broad knowledge and deep connections as we progress in developing our NanoAbs program, beginning with a highly promising COVID-19 therapy."
Continued Mr. Germain, "On a personal note, I wish to thank Isaac Devash for his many years of valued service to BiondVax. Isaac has been a dedicated leader on the board and instrumental and highly supportive in our efforts to relaunch the company. He remains a friend to the company and through our successful turnaround we intend to make him proud of the time and effort he has devoted."
Jay Green commented, "I am pleased to join BiondVax as we begin work on the nanosized antibody (NanoAb) pipeline towards new and improved therapies for multiple diseases with substantial commercial potential. BiondVax is a company with significant opportunity, at a new and exciting inflection point, and I look forward to helping them deliver value to both patients and investors in the near and long term."
About Jay Green
Mr. Jay Green, CPA, CA, MAcc, recently completed a 19-year career with GSK across several progressive leadership positions in GSK's three businesses of consumer healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and vaccines, as well as corporate development. He also led GSK's global enterprise resource planning (ERP) program, one of the largest IT-enabled business transformation programs in the company's history. Mr. Green most recently served from 2014 to 2020 as Senior Vice President, Finance and CFO of GSK's global vaccines business. Since 2020, Mr. Green has served in an advisory role to Gavi for COVAX, an international initiative to support equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant who holds a Master of Accounting from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: BVXV) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing innovative products for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases and other illnesses. Since its inception, the company has executed eight clinical trials including a seven country, 12,400 participant Phase 3 trial of its vaccine candidate and has built a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for biopharmaceutical products. With highly experienced pharmaceutical industry leadership, BiondVax is aiming to develop a pipeline of diversified and commercially viable products and platforms, beginning with an innovative nanosized antibody pipeline. For more information, please visit www.biondvax.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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