Mr. Muruve co-founded Arch Biotech Inc. with the Arch Inflammation team in 2006. Arch Biotech operated as a private company for four years and motivated the formation of Arch Biopartners in 2010. At that time, Arch Biopartners simultaneously acquired the commercial rights to the brain tumour targeting and peptide-solid surface technology platforms, launching the portfolio approach to drug development that Arch continues to oversee today. Prior to Arch Biotech, Mr. Muruve was a Vice President at Bank of Montreal where he spent 12 years in the Investment Banking Group. Mr. Muruve has a MBA from the University of British Columbia.
Acting Chief Financial Officer, Director
Mr. Bishop is a Partner and Co-Founder of Bingley Capital Inc., and brings over 20 years of experience in advising biotech and health care companies. He has worked on over 100 financing and M&A transactions over his career. Prior to establishing Bingley Capital in 2009, he held senior roles in investment banking, including Head of Health Care Investment Banking at HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., where he covered biotech, pharma, and specialty pharma companies. He started his career in investment banking focused on companies in Quebec. For the past 9 years, Mr. Bishop has also served as a Director and Chair of Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support, a not-for-profit organization focused on breast and hereditary cancer. Mr. Bishop received an International M.B.A. (with Distinction) from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from McGill University. He also received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Adrian Haigh was recently Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations and Chief Operating Officer of Gentium GmbH, playing a pivotal role in the sale of Gentium to Jazz Pharma for $1 billion in December 2013. Prior to joining Gentium, Mr. Haigh served as Regional Vice President, Commercial Operations at Biogen Idec where he managed the global distributor business. From 2002 to 2007 he held leadership positions at Amgen, incl. General Manager of Portugal and Scandinavia and Head of the $1.5b International Oncology Franchise. His career also includes management positions with SmithKline Beecham, Schering-Plough, Organon and Novo-Nordisk.
Richard Rossman has a large private practice in the area of gastroenterology. He has served as the Head of the Gastroenterology section of the Ontario Medical Association. He is a co-founder of the Ontario Association of Gastroenterology. He was a director of Helix Biopharma from 1995 to 2007. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine at McMaster University.
Dr. Vink is a well-known and active member of the European and North American life sciences community. In 2012, Dr. Vink joined Cubist Pharmaceuticals, a company focused on developing new antibiotics to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections. At Cubist, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer until the company was bought by Merck for a total transaction value of $9.5 billion in 2015. Previously, he has held several leadership positions across the pharmaceutical industry, including Senior Vice President, Global head of Hospital Business and Biologics of Mylan Inc. (2008-2012), Head of Global Business Franchise Biopharmaceuticals at Novartis Sandoz (2002-2006), Vice President of International Business at Biogen (2000-2002) and Head of Worldwide Marketing, Cardiovascular and Thrombosis at Sanofi (1997-2000). Dr. Vink also was a member of the executive committee of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations between 2013 and 2015. He is currently active as an advisor to the Life Sciences sector and serves on the board of directors of several companies including Acacia Pharma, Concordia International Corp, Piqur AG and Spero Therapeutics.
Claude Allary is in Paris working as an independent consultant in life sciences. He was most recently a managing partner of Bionest, a pharmaceutical consulting firm with offices in Paris and New York that he co-founded in 2003. Prior to Bionest, Mr. Allary accumulated over 20 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, successively with Rhône-Poulenc (now Sanofi), Parke-Davis (now Pfizer) and Glaxo. He also spent 7 years with Arthur D. Little in London, Brussels and Paris, followed by 4 years with ISO Health Care Group.
Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee
Conor Gunne is a chartered accountant and lawyer. Mr. Gunne is currently the chairman of the Mount Carmel Medical Group in Ireland. Previously, he worked with Price Waterhouse Coopers in Dublin for 10 years until 1982, at which time he formed Gunne Lernihan and Dillon. He was a director and audit committee chair of Helix Biopharma from 1995 to 2007.
Dr. Daniel Muruve
Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder
Daniel Muruve is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Calgary. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba in 1989 and has undertaken extensive post-graduate medical and scientific training over 10 years at the University of Calgary, Harvard University and the University of Lausanne. Dr. Muruve is a certified kidney specialist and a basic scientist with expertise in the biology of kidney disease and the molecular basis of inflammation and the immune system. He is an AHFMR Clinical Senior Scholar and holds a Canada Research Chair in Inflammation and Kidney Disease.