Arthur Pappas

Non-Executive Director

Art Pappas has over 30 years experience as a pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry executive, and venture capital investor in life science companies. He is the founder and managing partner of Pappas Capital, a leading US venture firm. Prior to founding Pappas Capital in 1994, Art was an executive member of the board of directors of Glaxo Holdings plc (NYSE: GLX, now GSK), and served as Glaxo’s chief executive responsible for international operations, including research, development and manufacturing.

Prior to Glaxo, Art held various senior executive positions with Abbott International, Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, and the Dow Chemical Company. He previously served as Chairman and founding CEO of CoLucid Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: CLCD) (acquired by Eli Lilly), and on the boards of Afferent Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Merck), Chimerix (NASDAQ: CMRX), Quintiles Transnational Corp. (NASDAQ: QTRN, now NASDAQ: IQV), TYRX (acquired by Medtronic), Syntonix Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Biogen), LEAD Therapeutics (acquired by BioMarin), and Embrex (NASDAQ: EMBX) (acquired by Pfizer). Art is a member of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, where he was a past chair, and the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation for Research Development. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Wistar Institute (a National Cancer Institute centre), and the Board of Advisors of the Duke Cancer Institute. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association. Art is a decorated Vietnam veteran, having served as an officer in the US Army 101st Airborne Division and the 2nd PSYOP Airborne Group JFK Special Warfare Center.