Board of Directors
Rolf K. Hoffmann has served on the Company’s Board of Directors since April 2018. Previously Mr. Hoffman spent 12 years at Amgen, including as Senior Vice President, International Commercial Operations and Senior Vice President, U.S. Commercial Operations. Mr. Hoffmann joined Amgen from Eli Lilly & Company (“Lilly”) where he worked for 17 years in a variety of sales and marketing and executive management positions. His sales and marketing positions at Lilly included product manager for Prozac(R) and national sales manager for Lilly's Central Nervous System franchise. He held positions at Lilly as Area Director of Latin America, General Manager South, Subsahara Africa and General Manager of Germany. He currently serves as a Director of Genmab A/S, Trigemina, Inc., and most recently EUSA Pharma. He is also Chair of the Board of Biotest. He served as a Member of Supervisory Board at Stada Arzneimittel AG from August 2016 to September 2017. He is an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School in Chapel Hill, USA, for strategy and international business development. Mr. Hoffmann received a Master's degree in English from the University of Koeln, MS in Kinesiology from the Deutsche Sporthoschschule, also in Koeln, Germany and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School in 1987.
Kristine Peterson has served on our Board of Directors since March 2016. In her previous role as Chief Executive Officer at Valeritas, Inc., from June 2009 to February 2016, she evolved the organization from an early stage company to a fully commercial operation, following the U.S. and EU approvals of its drug-device in type-2 diabetes. Ms. Peterson has more than 30 years of industry experience, including as Company Group Chair of Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) biotech groups. In that role, she was responsible for research, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of oncology, immunology, and other biotechnology therapeutics for J&J. Previously, she was Executive Vice President for J&J's global strategic marketing organization. Prior to J&J, she was Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations for Biovail Corporation and President for Biovail Pharmaceuticals. Earlier, she spent 20 years with Bristol-Myers Squibb where she held assignments of increasing responsibility in marketing, sales, and general management, including running the cardiovascular/metabolics business unit and the generics division. Ms. Peterson currently serves as a member of the boards of Amarin Corporation, Enanta Pharmaceuticals, ImmunoGen, Inc. and EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and an advisor to the Healthcare Businesswoman's Association. She has a B.S. and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.