Board of Directors and Advisors
CEO, DIRECTOR &
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.
Chief Financial Officer (ACTING), 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. 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.
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.
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.
Dr. David Luke
Dr. Luke previously held a variety of positions in the pharmaceutical industry, including approximately twenty years at Pfizer Inc, where he was a Senior Medical Director, responsible for planning and executing human trials in the areas of infectious diseases, oncology, immunology, cardiology, neurology and pain. After leaving Pfizer in 2011, Dr. Luke continued to hold clinical leadership positions in the pharmaceutical industry. He was most recently Senior Medical Director of Clinical and Scientific Affairs at Target Health Inc.
His achievements as a PhRMA Clinician include active participation in at least eight NDA approvals in several therapeutic areas, more than three dozen INDs, many FDA and EMA meetings, 112+ peer-reviewed publications, 2 chapters, 100+ posters and presentations, and patent holder of initiatives involving HIV, fungal disease, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Luke has held leadership positions at Pfizer, Roche, Alexion, and Melinta, as well as academic positions at the University of Minnesota, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Houston, and Rutgers/UMDNJ.
Mr. Farris Smith started his career with AP Moller in 2001 and joined Novo Nordisk in 2003 as head of Finance and Human Resources for the Arabian Gulf countries and has since held finance and operations positions of growing size and complexity throughout the global Novo Nordisk organization. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Smith led the Finance and Business Development organization for Region Latin America and in 2013 moved to France as CFO for France and BeLux. In 2016, he transitioned to his current role as CFO for Novo Nordisk’s Canadian business and has supported the organization through a period of significant development.
In 2022, Mr. Smith was recognized as Finance Manager of the year, an award that recognizes excellence in leadership across all of Novo Nordisk.
Dr. Patrick Vink
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, serving as Chairman of Targovax in Oslo, Norway (immuno-oncology) and Santhera in Basel, Switzerland (rare diseases) and also on the board of directors of Acacia Pharma and Spero Therapeutics.